Train horns remain an issue for some Merriam residents - KCTV5

Train horns remain an issue for some Merriam residents

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Merriam residents who live in the subdivision near the intersection of 67th and Wedd Street say the noise gets pretty bad. (KCTV5) Merriam residents who live in the subdivision near the intersection of 67th and Wedd Street say the noise gets pretty bad. (KCTV5)
MERRIAM, KS (KCTV) -

The noise from train horns is a problem for anyone who lives nearby some tracks. 

Merriam residents who live in the subdivision near the intersection of 67th and Wedd Street say the noise gets pretty bad. 

"You can definitely hear it at night, especially in winter, when there are no leaves on the trees and it just echoes a lot worse," said Hailey Stueber. 

City officials believed Wayside Horns would fix the problem. It's a speaker system that sends a sound signal down the street letting the conductor lay off the train horn. 

But the city is waiting for the Rail Company, BNSF, to step up. 

A statement from the company: 

"BNSF is working closely with the city to complete project agreements and will coordinate with the city’s contractors to begin work on the wayside signals once all agreements are signed."

Residents who live near the tracks are not trying to concern themselves with finger-pointing. They just want the work to get done. 

"We moved in here with the idea that this is something that was going to be done fairly soon," said resident Carol Joyce. "When we have some get-togethers and things like that, it's very obnoxious." 

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