The 1975/76 I. S. V. R. national study of railway noise in Great Britain combined a noise measurement program and a social survey of the reactions to railway noise of residents within an estimated 65 dB(A) (peak) railway noise contour. A complex probability sample of 2010 addresses grouped in sets of 5 adjacent addresses within 403 compact segments in 75 areas each approximately one mile long was utilized in the study. Each of the 403 clusters of dwelling units became a physical noise measurement site. The results indicate that through train noise, maintenance noise and vibration are the most widely noticed problems associated with railways in residential areas.

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    • Proceedings of the Workshop on Railway and Tracked Transit System Noise, 2nd, Lyon, France, October 17-19, 1978.
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    Academic Press Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • FIELDS, J M
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-8

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  • Accession Number: 00319658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM