Amtrak nightly noise making shows disdain for East Lyme residents

The Amtrak noise for the past two months at Crescent Crossing continues to cause many sleepless nights for those households boardering the railroad tracks. We have been experiencing between the hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following disturbances: air horns signaling workers for passing trains, train horns that signal workers of their passing, chainsaw equipment, vehicle backup warning signals, a constant roar of diesel engines, the loud scraping of equipment and materials as they are loaded or moved, bright unshielded lights that reflect off of buildings with the level of illumination that allow for reading inside of households.

My concerns not only include the poor regard that Amtrak has for our community, but the effect of the noise on adults, as well as children. I am a teacher at the middle school and I regard my quiet time as precious, to say the least. How the noise and disruption affects our young learners is a question that should not have to be asked.

First Selectman Paul Formica should revisit this reoccurring problem with the officials at the local, state and federal level. It is urgent and in need of correction.

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