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Train horns continue to blow in Raleigh – for now

Posted June 24, 2009 4:35 p.m. EDT

— A plan to silence train noise in downtown Raleigh is on hold.

City Council members started discussing the issue after residents in newly developed areas complained about horns blaring late at night.

A plan to upgrade several crossings so trains wouldn't have to blow their horns could cost more than $2 million, and officials said there's no money in the budget for that.

Officials also said the city should wait for regional leaders to finalize a route for a proposed high speed rail service before making any changes.