LIMITING RAIL TRAFFIC NOISE: LEGISLATIVE TRENDS AND THE TECHNICAL POSSIBILITIES

The author describes the difficulties which would face rail transport as a result of proposed legislation to reduce noise levels. Whereas the reduction of sound emission is mainly a question of finance and as such could be met by state assistance, the parallel proposal to limit the noise emission of rail vehicles presents largely insoluble technical problems at the present time, and this could be an obstacle to the future development of rail transport. Such a situation must be avoided wherever possible since the railways in particular are an environmentally desirable mode of transport. This applies not only to such aspects as exhaust emission, energy consumption and traffic safety, but also to performance-related noise emission.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • HAUCK, G
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00329959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM