Changes in the acoustical environment arising from new railway extension: A case study of Hong Kong
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AbstractThe operation of a new railway changes the acoustical environment not only through the introduction of a new noise source but also through consequential changes in the traffic mode and pattern. This study investigates such changes in a community following the opening of the Ma On Shan Rail in Hong Kong. The findings show that there are changes in the use of private and public transport as well as in the routes and frequencies of bus and mini-bus operations. These traffic changes have resulted in changes in the acoustical environment in the community. At the same time, the new rail system has created some noise impacts on residential units located adjacent to the railway. These acoustical changes have been determined by noise mapping with which the spatial pattern of acoustical changes, both in terms of noise intensity and source, can be ascertained. The information so obtained can also be used to assess possible human annoyance reactions based on increase or decrease in the noise level and changes in the source of traffic noise. Some preliminary findings of a human response survey of the new railway are presented in this paper.
All Author(s) ListAu W.-H., Lam K.-C., Hui W.-C.
Name of Conference34th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering 2005, INTERNOISE 2005
Start Date of Conference07/08/2005
End Date of Conference10/08/2005
Place of ConferenceRio de Janeiro
Country/Region of ConferenceBrazil
Detailed descriptionorganized by International Institute of Noise Control Engineering,
Year2005
Month12
Day1
Volume Number4
Pages3152 - 3160
ISBN9781622763399
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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