This Technical Document summarizes the tests made by Japanese National Railways, up to 1973, for the abatement of noise and vibrations on vehicles and railway structures on their Shinkansen high speed line. Having dealt with the different noise sources and the special characteristics of railway noise, the factors chiefly affecting the noise level are discussed. Finally, the measures adopted to reduce noise on vehicles and tracks are described, such as wheels provided with vibration damping, sound skirting on vehicles, different types of noise barrier construction, rails provided with vibration damping, ballast mats and covering of steel bridges.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 97 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DT52/E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM