RAILWAY NOISE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Summary of present knowledge on railway noise and its consequences for the environment. From work carried out by BR and by other railways, JNR in particular, the note Studies: 1) noises caused by normal rail/wheel contact; rail corrugation in the case of conventional track and of slab tracks, bridges, viaducts, embankments, in curves; 2) noises caused by braking, electric and diesel locomotive engines, motor train sets; 3) noises in depots, workshops, marshalling yards; 4) measurement indices of human reactions to noise; 5) noise abatement measures; 6) vibrations transmitted by the ground. The Research is presently carried out by BR, by Southampton University and by ORE. This note is accompanied by a brochure on noise in the Channel Tunnel.

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Railways Board Research Department

    Process Technology Group, Physics Section
    Derby,   England 
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Pagination: 28 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00131279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM