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Bullerskyddsåtgärder vid järnväg: Statusbeskrivning och förbättringsförslag
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The noise and vibrations emanating from the railway affect the environment negatively and pose a problem to those living nearby. Traffic Administration Authority has therefore invested large resources in different protection measures to reduce disturbances. Noise protection measures can differ from each other through different designs of screens and dykes, the change of windows on house property as well as buying real estates. An effective use of resources is needed in order to reach the goal which transport and environment policies have been clearly identified for a long-term harmony with the environment. In this study, I have compiled experiences of implemented noise protection measures. I have also pointed out some control measures used to limit the railway noise disturbances. A single proposal for the improvement work has been submitted as a result. I have created an overall picture of the ingoing noise reduction work on railway noise. With the support of this picture, it is possible to go ahead and do an affective resource allocation in order to reach the goal for the environment-friendly and sustainable transport system. The report will hopefully be used as a knowledge base as well as a link for information exchange between internal organisations and Traffic Administration Authority consultants. The result presented in this report has been divided in two parts. One part consists of information from among others handbooks, investigation reports, facts books, textbooks, Internet sites, and research reports about noise. The other part consists of a review of the noise work within the Traffic Administration Authority in regard to railway noise, and this is obtained through a survey study as well as through mails or telephone contact with Traffic Administration authority’s experts in regard to the survey study. In this Masters thesis I have noticed that despite the fact that Traffic Administration Authority works systematically with the noise question, there is still much to develop. Intentions have been good and ambitious but the work has been made more difficult by new organisations and large staff turnover. Dealing with noise questions has not been rewarded. The consequence of this is that the noise prevention work has lost momentum. A rekindling is required and has been started already during my Maters thesis work. The red thread, a scheme needs to be developed through a describing a clear picture within the Traffic Administration Authority and then develop its work in a systematic way. Below are the summarised results that I have obtained for this study. I have as well identified a number of important development areas:•The Traffic Administration Authority strategy to reach long-term goal is clear, but the work is going slowly and concerned efforts need to be focused upon. The Traffic Administration Authority needs to develop a tool to track the noise development and goal achievement.•The Traffic Administration Authority cannot solve the noise problem without an active international (cooperation) work.•The use of economic instruments needs to be reviewed.•The Traffic Administration Authority’s production and maintenance plans must include means to put in place noise protection measures.•Vehicles requirement in regard to noise and vibrations needs to be reviewed.•The work with vibrations-reducing measures should be revised and rigorous.• The Traffic Administration Authority needs to work more with guidelines and routines in daily work. Knowledge-base and knowledge transfer must be developed.I also report a list of improvement proposals that have emerged in my Masters thesis, but I have not discussed these in the report

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 99 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Miljö, Buller, Järnväg
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-47995Local ID: 57a65f39-ffac-44fc-89ab-832c9f42b9d1OAI: diva2:1021332
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Environmental Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20111024 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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