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Trains follow strict, pre-established government rules. People who bought homes in that area knew the trains existed when they purchased the homes. Trains supply one of the few good paying jobs left here in Wellington and re going to provide more jobs as the services in/out of Wellington expands. Find something else to complain about. Report Reply 2 replies · active 335 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Vera Warren · 335 weeks ago So wish they were considering the North end of town too. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Bob · 335 weeks ago Agreed. Sounds like some glad-handing going on here. “Lets give somebody a nice fat contract for something that’s really a non-issue with the large majority.” Trains KILL. Don’t play with quiet zones and we surely don’t need any new, expensive roadwork. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Larry · 335 weeks ago A note to those in Wellington, If you decide that you want this, you will have to pay for it. The railroad is not responsible for the equipment or to install a quiet zone crossing. It doesn’t make the crossing safer, it just allow the railroad the waiver to not blow the whistle as the approach and go thru the crossing. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…… · 335 weeks ago How many people have lost limbs, or actually died at one of the crossings? I know of at least 2 who have died and one who lost a foot. It does not seem very smart to take away a warning system that is already weak. Pass Time Bar is not far from the Washington crossing. People who have could be intoxicated/ elderly walking back the Cherished Friends and people who live in the Wheat Capital Manor use that crossing all the time. I don’t know, it just seems like a bit of a chance to take. Besides, the people who live near the tracks had to know they where going to get the noise with the trains. It goes back to if you buy a house in an area like this, usually for a good price, you might have some undesirable noises or pot holes in your road. Report Reply 2 replies · active 335 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Charleene · 335 weeks ago I have lived in Wellington all my life Eight years within a half block from the traacks and 2 years right next to the tracks (where the passengar trains unloaded) The whistles naver bothered me, but blocking the main streets for more than 5 minutes does. I am glad I don”t live south of them. Charlene Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down ronco · 335 weeks ago Rather than drag this thing out, just encourage the council to ask the BNSF one simple thing. What can we do to speed up moving the crew change point out to the 160 overpass east of town? This has been in the planning stages for years now, but delayed for various reasons. Once done, the eastbound trains that are blocking the crossings will come through town just as fast as the westbounds leaving now. These barricades being discussed arent gonna keep pedestrians from going around and in my 40 year career with the railroad i have either seen 1st hand or heard of several pedestirians being hit by a train, or ran over climbing through a parked one. Its all about train length and they wont get any shorter. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down jet · 335 weeks ago People are just thinking about not having the whistle blown, but they aren’t thinking about that means that street is blocked off. You can’t use it and neither can the police or firetrucks. If there is a major emergency those few minutes of going around means life or death! And it would be an inconvenience for everday driving. Just because it is night does not mean everbody is in bed not using the roads. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down MrO · 334 weeks ago The quiet zone will end a lot of noise pollution on the south end of town.The railroad is private property and like it or not they can block the crossings indefinitely.They have set time limits on themselves to not inconvenience the public.Some times problems happen and the crossings are blocked for longer periods.Wellington is very fortunate to have many ways around the railroad tracks.People trying to enter or leave Winfield or Mulvane are sometimes hogtied when problems on the railroad arise. Report Reply 0 replies · active 334 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Recently, the Wellington City Council discussed establishing  “quiet zone” intersections across the five railroad-highway crossings on the south side of Wellington. The intersections would be rebuilt in a way that motorists could not pass over the railroad tracks when a train approaches with 100-foot concrete barriers on each side. In turn the railroaders would not blow a train whistle when approaching a quiet zone intersection, which has been a nuisance for neighbors living near the railroad tracks (see story here).center_img Do you believe the council should pursue quiet zone intersections? Yes. There are way too many train whistles being blown in town. No. I’d feel uncomfortable if a train whistle wasn’t being blown. I think it’s an idea worth studying. That doesn’t mean I’m for or against the proposal. Huh? View Resultslast_img read more