If you or if anyone you know lives in Muse, I’m sure you’ve heard about the trains. Yes, the trains that go by at all hours of the night while we’re trying to sleep, in the morning when we’re trying to sleep in and at random times during the day.
I understand that people need to transport certain things, and trains may be the easiest way to do so, but isn’t there a quieter way to do this? For the most part, students in Muse don’t sleep as far I can tell from the people above me banging around at all hours. But if we do want to go to sleep there is a loud, obnoxious train keeping us from doing so.
Last year my room overlooked the train tracks. All the RA’s said, “By the second week you will get used to it, you won’t even hear it anymore.” I call bullshit. I heard those trains all year up until the day I moved out. This year I’m on the opposite side; they aren’t as loud, but they are still a nuisance. If you ever hear that screeching in the middle of the night that sounds like a mix between an animal dying and nails on a chalkboard, that would be the train stopping. Of course it takes about ten minutes for it to stop, and on top of that it’s honking the entire time. Do we really need 30 honks to tell us that the train is there? We can hear it already!
Maybe, just maybe, Radford could talk to the train station about not running trains all night. I mean, I think ending the trains at midnight and starting again at 7 or 8 a.m. would be a reasonable request. Students need some time away from the constant noise of the trains. As I’m writing this, there’s one screeching down the track. Either get them to change the times or give us some freakin’ ear plugs.