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