In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils established a Quiet Zone, which means:
THE HORN WILL NOT BLOW AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS
The train will only sound the horn as it leaves a station or in the event of an emergency. Please talk to your family and neighbors about using extreme caution around the railroad tracks.
The horn will not blow at any intersection in Marin. San Rafael and Novato have worked with SMART to install all the required safety improvements at all the rail crossings.