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Study of the Railway noise level in Bolpur and Prantik Station, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environmental Studies, Siksha-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India
  • 2Department of Environmental Studies, Siksha-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 23-28, April,2 (2016)


Railway noise is second largest sources of noise pollution. The main sources of railway noise are rolling noise caused by interaction between wheel and railway track, aerodynamic noise caused by unsteady air flow over the train, traction noise such noise created from the engine and gearbox and warning signal noise such as horn noise. In the present study measured the noise at the created by railways activities of the Bolpur station, Prantik station and outside the station where the train was thoroughly passed with full speed at the distance of 10m and 20m. The results indicated that the noise level created by railway activities was high, when the train passed. The result also indicated that the noise created by high speed train such as express train was made more noise than the passenger train.


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