In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils have established a Quiet Zone effective immediately.

 

The SMART Train is coming to Marin, and the tracks in San Rafael and Novato is a Quiet Zone. In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils are establishing a Quiet Zone, which means:

THE HORN WILL NOT BLOW AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS

  • The train will only sound the horn as it leaves a station or in the event of an emergency. Please talk to your family and neighbors about using extreme caution around the railroad tracks.

  • The horn will not blow at any intersection in Marin. San Rafael and Novato have worked with SMART to install all the required safety improvements at all the rail crossings.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • Never walk on railroad tracks. SMART operates an active railroad and walking on the tracks is illegal.

  • Use designated railroad crossings only. Wait for the bells and flashing lights to stop and for the gate to rise completely before crossing railroad tracks.

  • Be prepared to stop at railroad crossings. Slow down, look both ways and listen for warning signals.

  • When driving, never stop on the tracks and never race a train.

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