Transportation

Shhhh! Winter Park is now a quiet zone for trains

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Winter Park just got a little quieter, at least near its railroad tracks.

Starting Wednesday, the city is now a quiet zone, meaning trains going through the area will no longer need to sound their horns at intersection crossings, unless there’s an emergency.

"It'll be nice to be able to get a good night's sleep where you're not getting woke up,” said Winter Park resident Brenda Jacques.

There are several other quiet zone areas in Central Florida, including Edgewood and four intersections in Orlando.

There are currently about 40 pending quiet zones stretching from Sanford to Orange County’s Pine Castle.

Cierra Putman

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Cierra Putman flew south to join Eyewitness News in July 2016.

Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.