Wauwatosa residents may soon be getting more sleep, as train horns will once again stop sounding beginning Oct. 8.
The city last week announced that its railroad quiet zone application had been approved by the Federal Railroad Administration.
City officials issued a notice of establishment of a 24-hour quiet zone Sept. 25, and within 21 days of that date, trains passing through the corridor are required to stop routine sounding of horns at crossings.
Amtrak and Canadian Pacific Railroad have informed the city they will begin enforcement of the quiet zone Oct. 8.
Train horns resumed in the longstanding Wauwatosa quiet zone June 24 after a temporary federal exemption for the quiet zones expired.
Wauwatosa had several crossings that did not meet federal criteria for automatic approval of a quiet zone, the city has said, requiring safety improvements at the most dangerous crossings.
The city made safety enhancements, and filed applications with supporting documents with the railroad administration, and an FRA official visited Wauwatosa to see what had been done.
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