CRITERIA FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, PLANNING AND MITIGATION OF RAILWAY NOISE

For many decades in the United Kingdom, the railway network has been characterised by closure. Railway noise has primarily been an issue when considering new noise sensitive development on land adjacent to existing railways or indeed on former railway sidings and in the air above railway stations. With renewed interest in new railways as diverse as the high speed Channel Tunnel Link, new freight depots and numerous light rail and tram systems, various criteria have been proposed for assessment, planning and mitigation of railway noise. This paper reviews the various criteria and approaches that have been adopted in recent years and poses a number of questions in the light of experience in attempting to apply those to actual projects. (A) For the covering abstract, see IRRD E100715.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 195-202

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00764416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-901656-09-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 28 1999 12:00AM