Noise from railway operations in Canada

Authors

  • Bill Aird Canadian Transportation Agency, 15 Eddy Street, Hull, Que. K1A 0N9, Canada

Keywords:

Environmental impact, Housing, Land use, Noise abatement, Railroad transportation, Urban planning, Noise levels, Railway noise

Abstract

The impact of noise from rail operations and the effectiveness of abatement measures to evaluate the noise were assessed. It was found that the incompatibility of rail and residential land-uses pave ways for the noise complaints. Residential development close to rail yards and increase rail traffic near homes have resulted in increased complaints. Canadian rail guidelines assess these complaints by focusing on such problems as the construction of new homes near existing railways and the increase or relocation of rail traffic near existing homes.

Published

2000-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Aird B. Noise from railway operations in Canada. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2000Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.17];28(3):46-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1283

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada