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Posted on: January 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Quiet Zone in Boca Raton Effective Starting May 30, 2018

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Brightline Quiet Zones Update - May 21, 2018

The City of West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Boca Raton have submitted the necessary information for the establishment of the quiet zones, and the quiet zone in Boca Raton will go into effect on May 30, 2018, at 11:59 PM.

Residents may still hear train horns in emergency situations or when the trains comply with other railroad or FRA rules- even within a quiet zone. Quiet zone regulations do not eliminate the use of locomotive bells at crossings. Therefore, a more appropriate description of a designated quiet zone would be a “reduced train horn area."

For any additional comments, questions or concerns, contact Brightline at or Brightline Reception at (305) 521-4800.

View Quiet Zone Letter of Notice to Establish a Quiet Zone on the FEC Railway in the City of Boca Raton

View Brightline's Quiet Zone Improvements Letter to Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA)

Brightline's Safety Programs

The Brightline express passenger rail train is currently running on the Florida East Coast corridor which runs near Dixie Hwy. With 10 railroad crossings within the City of Boca Raton, it's always important to be mindful of Brightline's safety program.

Railroad Crossings in the City of Boca Raton (North to South)

  1. Hidden Valley Blvd.
  2. Yamato Road
  3. Spanish River Blvd.
  4. NW 28th Street
  5. NW 20th Street
  6. Glades Road
  7. NW 2nd Street
  8. Palmetto Park Road
  9. Camino Real
  10. SW 18th Street

About Brightline

Brightline is the new benchmark for travel by train in America with express inter-city passenger rail service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with future service to Orlando. Providing a travel option that lives at the intersection of transportation and hospitality, the service will ease the stress of traffic, provide a simple and intuitive experience from door to destination, and foster new opportunities to explore more of Southeast Florida. Brightline is the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States. For more information, visit:

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