CRITERIA AND LIMITS FOR WAYSIDE NOISE FROM TRAINS

Existing knowledge on speech interference, community annoyance, hearing hazard and sleep disturbance is reviewed in order to suggest criteria for the wayside noise from trains, it being borne in mind that the sound is intermittent and its points of reception may be indoors or outdoors. Criteria in terms of energy equivalent sound level are suggested for speech interference, community annoyance and hearing hazard. No authoritative criterion for sleep disturbance was found. Limits recommended by other authorities are summarized, and there is a worked example assessing the impact of a new urban rail system.(a) /TRRL/

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    Academic Press Incorporated

    Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square
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  • Authors:
    • MAY, D N
  • Publication Date: 1976-6-22

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  • Accession Number: 00141498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1981 12:00AM