New Plan for 9th South Trains

New Plan for 9th South Trains

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Debbie Dujanovic reportingA major announcement is expected this morning -- one that'll affect hundreds of residents on Salt Lake's West side.

For two years they've fought the city, Union Pacific, and thundering trains. This morning it appears they've won.

Residents here made a lot of noise of their own, over the loud trains that come rumbling through their neighborhood.

Union Pacific reactivated the 9th South line two years ago because of backlog. The loud roar of trains keep residents awake and many say has caused home values to drop.

A compromise made earlier this year prohibited the trains from blowing their horns but did little to solve safety concerns brought by the train traffic.

But later this morning, city and federal leaders are teaming up to make an announcement about this new development that will change all that.

A new plan to be unveiled late today has the federal government, the city, and Union Pacific all chipping in between millions of dollars to stop the trains from rolling down the 900 South line near 700 West.

The money will be put toward straightening the Grants Tower line near North Temple so the trains no longer need to use 900 South.

But, resident's here won't be sleeping noise-free for a while. This could take up to two years to finish.

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