Rail Noise’s Impact on People
The commercial viability of the rail network and relief of road congestion relies on maximising patronage, a crucial factor being high standards in comfort and safety.
Passengers rate low vibration and noise as the most important elements of a comfortable trip, above cleanliness and air conditioning. This preference for quiet is illustrated by the introduction of ‘silent carriages’ on metro trains.
This white paper aims to investigate the main sources of noise transmission and the effect on communities and passengers, as well as propose effective mitigation methods.
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