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CalTrain horn noise increased -- many complaints

Original post made by Morris Brown, Menlo Park: Park Forest, on Jul 29, 2009

I copy below a news release issued by CalTrain in response to many complaints about increased horn noise.

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Posted by Pierced Ears
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Many more postings / comments on this story on the Palo Alto Online Town Meeting section. Web Link Didnt realize there were TWO Town Squares for P.A. and Menlo.

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Posted by Shane Spiegelman
a resident of another community
on Jul 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm

The only "train horn" federal requirement I could find is here: Web Link . It seems there are plenty of ways CalTrain could use to stop torturing us. I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't all just about them wanting to get the High Speed Rail's influx of cash???

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Posted by John
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 31, 2009 at 12:18 pm

It's not just the horn placement. I'm downtown as I write this, listening to a caltrains horn. they appear to be honking way more than usual-- it doesn't seem to let up at all. Is anyone else noticing this?

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Posted by west menlo resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 1, 2009 at 8:20 am

we live at least a mile away from the train, and also are alarmed about the increased train noise. "john" got it right - it's not just the volune but also the increased number and duration of honks. it's almost as if complaints get rewarded with even more intrusive noise.

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