Quiet Zones Not So Quiet
SMART received the first two-car train last week and happily threw a bottle of champagne on it. But the people living near the train will not be so celebratory. While we are fortunately getting quiet zones in San Rafael, the diesel train is pretty loud and the bells at the crossings are very loud. The train will blow the horn as it enters and leaves any station.
Keep in mind this train is going VERY slow so the bells at the intersections ring longer than they normally would…but not quieter.