Railway and Tube Noise Pollution
With 270 stations and over 400km of track the London Underground system, or Tube is perhaps the best known mass transit system in the world, carrying more than 4.8 million passengers a day across the capital and into the suburbs.
Proximity to a Tube station is a key consideration for many house-buyers. But as we all know, there is a downside to be considered too.
Dealing with the noise pollution caused by trains and line maintenance is a constant challenge faced by many people in and around London, and for those closest to the line, the screech of brakes and the shrill of a horn add considerably to the problem. A tube train itself will operate at around 80 – 85 decibels, a level high enough to cause hearing difficulties and attendant health problems for many people.
Because the majority of noise disturbance comes from underground, no glazing solution can be completely effective. Vibrations caused by movement beneath a property need to be addressed in the construction process and of course, many newer properties feature noise cancelling measures.
However, there are many millions of properties affected by noise from tube trains that can be helped significantly and Hugo Carter have products to help, from easing the disturbance of moderate noise pollution to the extreme challenges faced by residents close to stations.