Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rail Flange Noise - TORFMA (Top of rail friction modifier application)

Following is Gladys Berejiklian's response to a letter from the Pennant Hills Civic Trust:

"Thank you for your email of 20 June 2011 regarding rail noise and diesel fumes.
I appreciate your concerns, and have noted your views.  I am advised that RailCorp is currently trialling a new device which is placed on the track, usually before a curve. This device releases a small amount of lubricant onto the top of the rail, which then spreads along the curve. Although it may not completely eliminate wheel squeal, if the device proves to be effective in reducing noise, it may be installed in the Beecroft and Pennant Hills area.
I am further advised that most diesel train locomotives have filters on their exhaust systems, but it is recognised that some emissions may still occur including when there are mechanical problems. I understand that you can report any freight train that you observe emitting excessive smoke to the Rail Greenline on 1300 656 999.
Thank you for taking the time to write to me.
Yours faithfully

1 comment:

  1. Report noise or other pollution in the rail corridor 1300 656 999
    Customer Relations Unit
    Rail Corporation New South Wales
    PO Box K349
    Haymarket NSW 1238
    Telephone: 1300 038 500 (switchboard)
    Fax: (02) 8202 2111
    E-mail: Use the feedback form at the CityRail website

    "We regularly provide axle alignment feedback to the freight operators Pacific National and QR National so that they can consider addressing axle misalignment on their wagons. We also provide regular progress reports to the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water to enable appropriate management by the environmental regulator." NOT working...Plan B, please, NSW Government.