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Metro North Railroad Testing for Train Noise Today

May 23, 2006

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued train horn noise regulations that require testing of all train horns. Metro North is hoping to present a proposal to the FRA that will reduce the number of tests required by allowing a representative approach, which does not require each and every type of equipment to be tested, but instead allows representative sampling of each type of equipment.

Metro North has hired an acoustical expert to assist in putting together the proposal for representative testing, and he will be taking train horn measurements within the Harmon Yard tomorrow May 23, 2006 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The testing to be done tomorrow will both provide measurements to comply with the requirements as well as data to be used in an attempt at convincing FRA to permit a representative testing approach.


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