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Richmond Quiet Zones Expand

Slowly but surely, Richmond is advancing the objective of making the entire city a railroad quiet zone. Click here   for the Notice of Intent to Create the West Five Quiet Zone, sent today via certified mail.  This quiet zone consists of the 2nd Street, 3rd Street and 4th & Cutting Blvd crossings and is a condition of approval for the Honda Port of Entry project.  As soon as the below mentioned crossing improvements are complete, the City Attorney’s Office will be issuing the Notice of Establishment.


Grade Crossing Signal Installation Agreements for the three crossings were fully executed on November 6, 2009.  BNSF will be installing railroad crossing signals and activation equipment consisting of LED lights and constant time warning at the 2nd Street crossing; flashers, gates and constant time warning at the 3rd Street crossing; and LED lights and constant time warning at the 4th & Cutting Boulevard crossing.  The City will be extending existing medians at the 4th & Cutting Boulevard crossing to qualify as a Supplemental Safety Measure (SSM).


BNSF will be providing a preliminary schedule shortly. 


Richmond has more Quiet Zones than any other city in California. The West 5 Quiet Zone will reduce train horn noise in many neighborhoods throughout south and West Richmond.


For any detailed information or questions, contact:


Carlos A. Privat

Assistant City Attorney

City of Richmond

450 Civic Center Plaza

Richmond, CA 94804-1630

510.620.6509 (Office)

510.620.6518 (Fax)