14 Jun '11, 2am

LTA to look into mitigating railway noise on elevated tracks island-wide

LTA to look into mitigating railway noise on elevated tracks island-wide

The Land Transport Authority said they would look into plans to mitigate noise on railway tracks. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN THE Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Tuesday announced plans to look into mitigating railway noise on elevated tracks. With an ageing MRT system in operation since 1987, the LTA said they recognised that some residents living particularly close to MRT viaducts may experience higher noise levels. To address the issue, the LTA said that they would embark on a noise measurement study along the entire length of all elevated MRT tracks island-wide, covering more than 500 blocks of flats near elevated viaducts and turnouts. The study, which will be completed by the second quarter of 2012, will enable LTA to identify locations that require special attention, and look into noise mitigation measures. The LTA also said that they had installed Low Noise Barriers...

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