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.
British Railways Board Research DepartmentProcess Technology Group, Physics Section
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridges (Ships); Car wheels (Railroads); Curved track; Diesel engines; Environmental impacts; Noise; Noise control; Noise sources; Railroads; Vibration
- Old TRIS Terms: Bridge noise; Diesel engine noise; Vibration levels; Wheel screech noise
- Subject Areas: Environment; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00131279
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM