How many trains drive through downtown Battle Creek?
According to numbers from Canadian National and Amtrak, train traffic is the following:

Elm Street to McCamly Street, CN line -- 25 freight, 8 Amtrak, 3 Norfolk Southern
Michigan Avenue, CN crossing -- 25 freight, 2 Amtrak
Kendall Street, CN crossing -- 25 freight
Kendall Street, Michigan line crossing -- 8 Amtrak, 3 NS

As an example:
Taking the total number of trains from Elm to McCamly, 36, multiplied by the number of horn blasts required by the federal Train Horn Rule -- two long, one short, one long (four) -- there are currently 864 horn blasts per day in this section. There are six crossings from Elm to McCamly.

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1. What is a Quiet Zone?
2. Why do trains sound their horns?
3. Why are train horns so loud?
4. How many trains drive through downtown Battle Creek?
5. What types of safety improvements are required to create a Quiet Zone?
6. Why is the city closing the Division, Fountain and Spencer Street crossings?
7. When will Battle Creek's Quiet Zone be in place?
8. How will you pay for the Quiet Zone?
9. Will trains ever sound their horns at Quiet Zone crossings?
10. How can I learn more about Quiet Zones?