Technical Reports

Summary of European High-Speed Rail Noise and Vibration Measurements

  • 01
  • Apr
  • 1996
SUBJECT: High-Speed Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Noise Vibration, Ground Borne Vibration, European High-Speed Trains
ABSTRACT: Noise and ground-borne vibration measurements of European high-speed train operations were carried out during May 1995. The measurements were performed by the staff of Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. for the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), under subcontract to De Leuw Cather & Company. The purpose of this program was to document wayside noise and vibration levels for representative European high-speed train sets as a function of distance, speed and consist, with the ultimate objective of developing suitable guidance manual models for high-speed rail noise ad vibration projection. Wayside noise and vibration measurements were carried out on high-speed trains in three countries, including the TGV and Eurostar trains in France, the Pendolino trains in Italy and the X2000 trains in Sweden. The measurement locations, procedures, equipment and results are described below.
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