Apr 29, 2013 Written by 
According to a Seven news report, residents along the rail line in Northern Sydney suburbs are in danger. A high pitch screech from passing freight trains in Beecroft was recorded at 102 decibels, almost as loud as lightening (110 db) and not far short of a rock concert (120db) (7News). Being frequently exposed to this excessive noise can impact residents' quality of life, through high blood pressure and sleep disturbance. Long term deafness is also a concern.
Are You Ready for More Rail Lines?

Noise nuisance issues were also raised by residents affected by recent freight line developments in Southern Sydney. Yet, the plan to build more rail, as part of the NSW state government infrastructure strategy, is still on track.

New passenger rail capacity will be added in South West and North West Sydney suburbs. To ease road congestion and enhance distribution links across the state, major freight line upgrades are also planned. Adding more freight line capacity is expected to give business an incentive to choose rail over trucks, so that Sydney's notorious road traffic can be addressed.

Despite the promise of a bright future for the city as an outcome of this massive infrastructure strategy, residents along the railway project will suffer from excessive noise. While improved infrastructure is a valued public investment, who wants to be woken up by trains?

While some residents might have moved, those who choose to stay are eagerly waiting for government to deal with this added noise problem, wondering how much this development will impact the residents' quality of life.

The government helping those affected is by allocating funds for acoustic insulation. For the past decade, Magnetite has been called upon to provide multiple solutions for noise abatement. Magnetite has proven its capability in past infrastructure projects like the M7 toll road, Lane Cove Tunnel and Brisbane's legacy Way tunnel project, among others.

Don't let the noise steal away your peaceful night's sleep. Talk to our team today and discover how Magnetite can reduce unwanted or excessive noise through your existing windows.

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