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CSX Railroad Orlando, Florida / constant blowing horns

Orlando, FL, United States Review updated:

Constantly blowing horn all during the night. Some people work during the day you know. this problem keeps my children awake all night as well as the rest of us. I can see them blowing the horns like this when there is actual traffic but I seriously doubt that is the case all during the late night/early morning hours. This has to stop, you have a very upset community!!! Very inconsiderate!!

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  • Wi
      Jan 05, 2012

    they are required to blow the horn at designated points such as crossings, regardless of the traffic. Did you not know you were moving near a train track?

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  • Wb
      Jan 11, 2012

    How many lives have been SAVED by honking horns? How many ACTUAL train accidents have their been? The problem isn't just the horns blowing at the crossing - they emanate at 50-100dB in a 3 mile radius around the track. 1/10 mile blocks, required honking 4x per mile, 4 miles through downtown Orlando = 40 times per train; lasts about 15 minutes of blaring (read: unhealthy) noise for each train. Trains pass through Orlando at about 90 minute intervals - so 15 minutes of every 90 are horns, equalling about FOUR HOURS EVERY DAY, relentlessly.

    This is completely egregious and unhealthy - noise pollution can cause high stress, lowering immune systems, etc. and can actually be physically harmful. MAKE IT STOP!!

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  • Wb
      Jan 11, 2012

    ^ actually change that to 160 times per train (4x per block *10 blocks/mile * 4 miles) - but the time difference stays the same - about 15 minutes of noise every time a train passes by. My house is 90 years old and doesn't have great insulation... telling people to just "live with it" is not an answer.

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  • Qu
      Jan 11, 2012

    Federal law states they must blow the horn at each and every crossing. If you live by the tracks, have you considered moving?? They will NEVER stop blowing the horns.

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  • Jo
      Feb 28, 2013

    Never stop the horn blowing. However, install directional horns via a grant from the city. Also install 4way unpassable gate systems.nThere is a solution. They should seek one. Not seeking one is vicious because Orlando needs to grow up and not outwards. This will need for upward growth bo doubt places people near the rails.

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  • Jo
      Jun 04, 2013

    Seriously, blow it 3-4 times, not for 4 minutes straight. Wakes us up every night. I kno the conductors are doing it obnoxiously on purpose bc some other ones during the day only do it a couple times and not as long/loud.

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