Quiet Zone

The sounding of train horns has been noticeably reduced in Rosemount under a "quiet zone" that took effect January 6, 2012. The quiet zone is in effect 24 hours a day and covers all at-grade crossings from Akron Avenue to 160th Street West. The crossing on Bonaire Path just east of Akron Avenue is outside the quiet zone; trains will continue to sound their horns at this location. [quiet zone map]

In some cases, train horns may still be heard in the quiet zone. Engineers will be allowed to sound their horns if they see an emergency situation, such as a person or vehicle on the tracks. Engineers are also required to sound their horns to warn crews working on the line or if crossing arms or signals are malfunctioning.

Police will strictly enforce the rules against crossing the tracks when signals are flashing.

For More Information

For more information about quiet zones, please visit the Federal Railroad Administration website. You may also direct any comments or concerns to the City’s Public Works Department

Crossing issues with signals, gates or trains blocking the crossing? 

Please call 800-848-8715 to alert the railroad of the issue.

Include crossing number when you call. Blue signs are posted at each crossing and include the number: 

CSAH 46 crossing:  380416L

CSAH 42 crossing:  384044K

145th Street crossing:  876402C

Biscayne Ave crossing:  876403J

Akron Ave crossing:  876407L

As a second step, it is appreciated if you report a blocked crossing through the Federal Railroad Administration website.

For specific questions about railroad operations and scheduling, you may contact:

Federal Railroad Association

Tammy Wagner, Regional Crossing Manager

200 West Adams, Suite 310

Chicago, Illinois 60606

Ph: (815) 715-6034

Fax: (312) 886-9634


Tom Domres, Regional Crossing and Trespasser Manager

(312) 877-2866


Union Pacific Railroad

Lisa Lawson Stark, Public Affairs

101 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1910

Chicago, IL 60606

Ph: (312) 777-2002


Progressive Rail

Layne Leitner

21778 Highview Avenue

Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

Ph: (612) 791-1212

Fax: (952) 985-7626


Canadian Pacific Railroad

Customer Connect Line: 800-766-7912