MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (MBTA) RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (RED LINE) WAYSIDE AND IN-CAR NOISE AND VIBRATION LEVEL MEASUREMENTS

Wayside and in-car noise and vibration characteristics of a late-model mass transit car making up 2-car and 4-car trains are tabulated and analyzed in this report. The MBTA Type 1 South Shore Rapid Transit Car, designed and built by Pullman Standard, Chicago, Illinois and currently in operation on the Red Line of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) was measured. Wayside measurements had been made by the tracks of the South Shore Extension of the Red Line 58 days after the official September 1, 1971 opening of this extension. These wayside measurements were repeated six months later. In-car noise and vibration measurements are made in a selected 2-car train on a typical run over various sections of the Red Line.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    Office of Noise Abatement, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rickley, E J
    • QUINN, R W
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 223 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-72-31- Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-207
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1977 12:00AM