South Plainfield Worst Place to Live ...
SP Resident 2013

Marion, VA

#22 Mar 10, 2013
http://www.nj.com/news/local/index.ssf/2009/0...

This is the SAME rail that passes in South Plainfield. 30-40 trains PER DAY. Edison was able to implement a Quiet Zone however South Plainfield turns a blind eye whenever the issue is raised, as it has been in the 1990's, 2000's, and 2010's....

Any officials in SP looking at this forum??? There was a wonderful Courier News posting regarding what the town was doing to "improve the quality of life" for it's residents. Great 15 minutes of Positive News for the town - at the time. What has happened since??? Oh, that's right, NOTHING...
clarenceworley

Kearny, NJ

#24 Sep 14, 2013
live right by the train....I wear earplugs and don't have any issues. Trains do come by once an hour approximately.
Bisonkeeper

Anonymous Proxy

#25 Nov 19, 2013
Keep hounding the Mayor and Council to apply to the Federal Railway Administration ("FRA")for "quiet zone" status on crossings. A separate application, justification, studies, etc. is needed for EACH crossing. So some people could get relief while others might suffer if a given crossing is denied "quiet zone" status. When I lived in SP my home was about 2 mi. from the Clinton Ave and New Brunswick Ave crossings. During the 1960s and '70s I would hear something late at night and that was about it. I've since moved to another part of the country and I am now about 1/2 a mile from a switching yard for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. I hear the freight trains when the come to a complete stop and the colliding cars sounds like someone dropped a bomb on our town! Fortunately this only happens around two times a day.
QUIET TRAIN HORNS NOW

Eatontown, NJ

#26 May 23, 2014
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QUIET TRAIN HORNS NOW

Eatontown, NJ

#28 May 23, 2014
PLEASE READ
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Please sign our Petition.

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QUIET TRAIN HORNS NOW

Eatontown, NJ

#29 May 23, 2014
If you want to join us to fight to have a more peaceful and quiet environment.

Please sign our Petition.

DON'T FORGET TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOUR NEIGHBORS!!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-railr...

GO THERE NOW
QUIET TRAIN HORNS NOW

Eatontown, NJ

#30 May 23, 2014
Williams wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't know in what part of S plainfield do you live but I am a resident for 5 years and never have had that problem. Also I can say I live 3 blocks away from the rails and I heard the train some times but that doesn't mean the hole town is like that...
Next time before to buy a house close to the rails just think about it. South Plainfield is the quieter towns around.
If you want to join us to fight to have a more peaceful and quiet environment.

Please sign our Petition.

DON'T FORGET TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOUR NEIGHBORS!!

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QUIET TRAIN HORNS NOW

Eatontown, NJ

#31 May 23, 2014
Bisonkeeper wrote:
Keep hounding the Mayor and Council to apply to the Federal Railway Administration ("FRA")for "quiet zone" status on crossings. A separate application, justification, studies, etc. is needed for EACH crossing. So some people could get relief while others might suffer if a given crossing is denied "quiet zone" status. When I lived in SP my home was about 2 mi. from the Clinton Ave and New Brunswick Ave crossings. During the 1960s and '70s I would hear something late at night and that was about it. I've since moved to another part of the country and I am now about 1/2 a mile from a switching yard for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. I hear the freight trains when the come to a complete stop and the colliding cars sounds like someone dropped a bomb on our town! Fortunately this only happens around two times a day.
If you want to join us to fight to have a more peaceful and quiet environment.

Please sign our Petition.

DON'T FORGET TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOUR NEIGHBORS!!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-railr...
Anonymous

Eatontown, NJ

#32 May 23, 2014
Jonathan wrote:
Thanks for the warning. I was looking a house in South Plainfield. I am a fairly light sleeper. This problem would have been a nightmare.
It is nightmare.

Here is the thing.. When you look for a house.. who goes by there in the middle of the night?
Who would think that train horns would blare ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT

If you want to join us to fight to have a more peaceful and quiet environment.

Please sign our Petition.

DON'T FORGET TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOUR NEIGHBORS!!

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Anonymous

Eatontown, NJ

#33 May 23, 2014
anonymous wrote:
I have lived here 20 yrs. I heard the train in the beginning but haven't heard it in 19 yrs. I live half way between two crossings. Buy earplugs and stop bashing this town!
That is your answer? BUY EARPLUGS! you're a genius!!.

Stick foreign objects in your ears every night and then risk not hearing sounds that you need to hear.

The only reason the Borugh of South Plainfield has this problem is because the Mayor and the Council are taking bribes from the businesses that would lose money and from he Railroad companies.

If you think that is BS.. do your homework.

Obviously the constant blaring of train horns has driven you insane
Anonymous

Eatontown, NJ

#34 May 23, 2014
CitizenX wrote:
Take control of your town and county, people! I always tell people that South Plainfield seems like a poster child for what can happen if you let your town and county get run by gangsters.
i don't know that to be the reality (nor do I want to) but i can think of no other explanation for why the town looks the way it does in terms of zoning, pollution, transit and driving behaviors that are mysteriously tolerated by people living there. In spite of having the bones and potential of a perfectly lovely town.(And I actually have heard good things about the high school there, actually).
Boy, taking back control of your town -- "moving to South Plainfield and forcing positive change, " for example -- would set such a great example for your kids, other towns and citizen activism!
PS topix usually gets the actual name of our town wrong, I'm guessing it will do so this time too. Sufficed to say we are happy here, and active in making sure it suits us and other people who are sensitive to noise, pollution, environmental thuggery and general ignorance.
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Please sign our Petition.

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Anonymous

Eatontown, NJ

#35 May 23, 2014
UwishUknew wrote:
I live 100ft from the conrail line... no issues!
Unless you are near a Grade Level Railroad crossing.. you will not be subject to the BLARING HORNS.

Or you are deaf.

If you want to join us to fight to have a more peaceful and quiet environment.

Please sign our Petition.

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Anonymous

Eatontown, NJ

#36 May 23, 2014
SP Resident 2013 wrote:
Are you people delirious or did you just live on the other side of town? For those that lived, or stated that they lived near the tracks were obviously residents prior to 2009 and have since, long moved away. The train horn and locomotive noise in South Plainfield is the absolute worst that I have ever encountered which has significantly deteriorated the quality of life for any residents in a 1/2 mile radius of any of the town's rail crossings. Worst of all, even after multiple residents have raised the issue at countless Counsel Hearings, REFUSE to do anything about it. Attempts to implement a Quiet Zone have fallen on deaf ears, even when 2 of the 3 crossings in town would only require MINIMAL development to comply with FRA standards.
I have been a resident of the town for 10+ years. Back in 2009 (or so) the town allowed for the rail traffic to be expanded exponentially. This resulted in what was previously 1 train every 4-5 hours to be expanded to 1 train every 30-40 minutes 24 hours per day 7 days per week. As a result the trains blow their horns 3-4 times at each of the 3 crossings in town. QUALITY of LIFE is seriously deteriorated:
- Sleep is constantly being disrupted by the horns.
Resulting in 1-2 hours of lost sleep EVERY
evening
- Unable to have an uninterrupted conversation on
the telephone as I am constantly being asked by
the person on the other end of the line "what is
that noise"
- Cracks in EVERY wall caused by the tremendous
locomotive noises/vibrations
And this is only a PARTIAL list.
So before you respond negatively in the future, let others that are SIGNIFICANTLY Impacted by an issue voice their grievance. Don't respond to them negatively when your signature clearly shows that you live "around and not in town" or if you have since moved from the town.
Those living near the trains ARE impacted and we have a RIGHT to have our voices heard and HOPEFULLY addressed by our "elected officials".
Current South Plainfield Resident
If you want to join us to fight to have a more peaceful and quiet environment.

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Anonymous

Eatontown, NJ

#37 May 23, 2014
Owen wrote:
Are you one those people that cant sleep beacuse your mattress is too hard or something my cousins live near the tracks and trust me they can sleep st night with all that noise
YOUR COUSINS LIVE NEAR THE TRACKS?? Oh well then you are completely qualified to comment about train horn noise..

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Please sign our Petition.

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Anonymous

Eatontown, NJ

#38 May 23, 2014
George C wrote:
<quoted text>I have lived in South Plaindield since 1978 about 1 mile from the crossings at New Brunswick Ave and Clinton Ave.
The Town is a great place to live and raise a family a wonderful community, the train whistle noise and frequency of trains is horrible.
It seems like the rail road has a vendetta with the town and over steps it's use of the whistles.
I own a business in Piscataway about the same distence from the crossing at New market and I never hear the train whistles blowing.
Unfortunately the politicians for the town are close to useless so probably nothing will ever get done.
If you want to join us to fight to have a more peaceful and quiet environment.

Please sign our Petition.

DON'T FORGET TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOUR NEIGHBORS!!

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Anonymous

Eatontown, NJ

#39 May 23, 2014
SP Resident 2013 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sharon - times have significantly changed. Even 10 years ago, it was livable as a train would only pass every 3-5 hours. Now, a train passes every 30-40 minutes, 7 days a week.
The issue URGENTLY needs to be addressed. Taxpayers have (well - let me rephrase - SHOULD have) a voice. Yet, the town refuses to address the issue. Let me rephrase again - address the issue by raising our taxes $400 -$600 per YEAR and do not do anything to improve the quality of life for most residents unless they are "well connected" with the right people to get things done.
If you want to join us to fight to have a more peaceful and quiet environment.

Please sign our Petition.

DON'T FORGET TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOUR NEIGHBORS!!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-railr...
Anonymous

Eatontown, NJ

#40 May 23, 2014
Ren wrote:
Yes, you hear the train but don't trash on our town. Depending where you live the streets are usually quiet, people know each other and help each other. You don't like it here you might want to sell your house and buy something in Plainfield, you will appreciate SP soon enough.
Why should people have to see their homes because the politicians in the town are corrupt.

They take bribes from business owners that will be affected by the changes needed to implement RAILROAD QUIET ZONES and from the railroad companies.

If you want to join us to fight to have a more peaceful and quiet environment.

Please sign our Petition.

DON'T FORGET TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOUR NEIGHBORS!!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-railr...
Dano

New York, NY

#41 May 8, 2015
Omg they added it opened the other line noise its every 10 minutes I love this town but now it's way to loud like living in a big city
Mortified Resident

Plainfield, NJ

#42 Oct 13, 2015
I HATE it here. Agree it's like living in a trash pile. The noise is non-stop 24-7. The speeding traffic, the cracks in the walls from the traffic! I'm over a mile away from the train. Yes it's insane loud but that's the least of our problems. The town is corrupt, the cops don't care about anything. There are actual real drug dealers living across the street from me. It's beyond my worst nightmares. it's like living with inbred hillbillies. We cannot get out of here fast enough. RUN - do not buy property here if you ever want to be able to have peace and cleanliness again. Remember, you get what you pay for. You want to pay low prices, you're going to live low class.
Mortified Resident

Plainfield, NJ

#43 Nov 29, 2015
It's living in hell. The worst place I have ever lived. The people are socially retarded, it's NEVER quiet, it's a horrible, crime ridden, hillbilly filled garbage pile. We can't move fast enough.

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