Last night (Oct 9th - 10th) the hourly freight trains going under the Duke St. tunnel were blarring their horns every .5 seconds for the entire duration of their trip. It would take 15 or so minutes or each to get by. I don't see how the policy makes us any safer. Worst part is the trains come hourly and it is impossible to sleep through. Perhaps some lighting along the track would solve the problem?
Typically the trains would blow the horn twice, which will wake up people in the near by buildings but it doesn't go on for 15 minutes. I assume it must have been fog or something which drove them to 'lay on the horn'.