To anyone who has lived in Downtown West Palm Beach, hearing the conductor blow the train horn at night is just a part of city living. Sleeping with your windows or sliding glass doors open at night often comes at the expense of being awoken to the sound of the train horn blowing as the train crosses every intersection. Well, city residents can now enjoy the cool winter nights without having to worry about hearing the train horn.
The City of West Palm Beach in conjunction with GoBrightline, Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (PBTPA) and the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) is working to establish a quiet zone on the Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) between 15th Street and Gregory Place, a 5-mile long stretch of Railway in our city. With Brightline adding passenger service on the FECR, the City made this decision, as it is in the best interest of its residents.
City residents can expect this to be implemented in four to six months. To read the full story and statement from the City of West Palm Beach please click on the link below. If you have questions about real estate or what kind of effect this will have on your property, please feel free to contact me directly.