Are Quiet Zones Safe?
Each crossing within a Quiet Zone must be equipped with active grade crossing warning devices and meet other criteria in accordance with the Final Rule in order to be eligible for Quiet Zone establishment. The safety equipment provided at the Fair Oaks Lane highway-rail grade crossing is the installation of a 4 quadrant gate system which provides a physical barrier to prohibit cars from entering the railroad corridor in the event of an approaching train. The 4 quadrant gate system is an approved FRA Supplemental Safety Measure which provides additional warning to minimize the risk of vehicle/train collisions.

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1. What is a Quiet Zone?
2. Why Do Trains Sound Their Horns?
3. Who is Responsible for Establishing a Quiet Zone?
4. When was the Atherton Fair Oaks Quiet Zone Established?
5. Is the Atherton Caltrain Station Part of the Quiet Zone?
6. Is the Sounding of Train Horns Now Prohibited Through the Town of Atherton?
7. Are Quiet Zones Safe?
8. Did the Town Assume Any Potential Liability by Establishing the Atherton Fair Oaks Quiet Zone?
9. Can the Town Create a Quiet Zone at the Watkins Railroad Crossing?
10. How Can I Report Violations of the Quiet Zone?
11. Where Can I Learn More About How Quiet Zones are Established?