Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-Deerfield Beach to implement quiet zone along FEC railway. In a county that has had more train deaths than ever in its history convenience may not be prudent over safety, just saying. We have posted the deaths and accidents on both Tri-Rail/Amtrak rails and Brightline/Virgin along FEC rails.
Rail Crossings Go Quiet – May 18, 2019
The City of Deerfield Beach is excited to let residents know that train horns along the Dixie Highway Corridor will go silent at midnight on May 18, 2019, when Quiet Zones are officially active at all rail crossings along the Dixie Highway corridor in Deerfield Beach:
- Dixie Highway and NE 2 Street
- Dixie Highway and Hillsboro Boulevard
- Dixie Highway and SE 4 Street
- Dixie Highway and SE 10 Street
- Dixie Highway and SE 15 Street
- Dixie Highway and NE 48 Street
- Dixie Highway and Sample Road
A Quiet Zone is where locomotive horns are not sounded upon the train’s approach. At midnight on May 18, 2019, the train horns will stop sounding unless the train engineer perceives a threat on or near the tracks. Pedestrians are encouraged to cross railroad tracks at designated crossings and obey all warning devices.
The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) along with Brightline, which is currently being rebranded to Virgin Trains USA, added more crossing gate arms, upgraded warning devices, improved lighting, signage, medians, and curbs along the Florida East Coast in Deerfield Beach to meet federal requirements for quiet zones.
For more information, contact the Communication & Outreach office at the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, (954) 876-0069.