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2010-10-12 17:24:22

Computational power against noise Working together with an international project team, Empa's acoustic specialists have developed a computer model which allows them to calculate noise levels along the entire Swiss rail network. The program describes how much sound is radiated and how it is attenuated. The results will one day show in high precision where residents are particularly exposed to noise and what abatement measures will be most effective in protecting them. Goods trains move at...

2009-07-19 23:12:41

Residents of California between Oceanside and Escondido have a problem with a new train horn, a spokeswoman for the North County Transit District said. We're getting a lot of push-back from the community, Sarah Benson said. The light-rail system known as The Sprinter is ready for its fourth set of horns. The first was too loud, the second wore out and the third is both too loud and too long, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday. U.S. and California regulations require trains to sound...


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