LTA will carry out study to measure impact of railway noise across nation

LTA will carry out study to measure impact of railway noise across nation

Ibtimes·2018-02-10 04:35

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Friday that it is planning to carry out an indepth island-wide study to measure the impact of railway noise. The authority said in a press release that this new initiative is a part of the ongoing efforts to reduce the impact of railway noise near residential areas.

The media release stated that the findings will be used to plan appropriate noise mitigation measures in the future. At present, noise reduction measures include the installation of railway noise barriers. LTA said that the measurements that were taken at residential buildings, which had barriers installed, showed a noise reduction of at least 5 decibels from passing trains.

More than 80 per cent of planned barriers have already been installed to date as a part of the first phase of the project to install such noise barriers and the rest is on track. LTA said that this follows the additional engineering hours that were allocated to rail engineers and maintenance crew from last December to gain momentum for the project.

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