The Good Neighbour

Etihad Rail understands the importance of being a good neighbour, and is committed to ensuring that noise from the trains is kept to a minimum.

The acoustic impact of the network is closely monitored during project planning and operations. This approach is taken in order to prevent the risk of unnecessary disturbance.
With no road intersections, the trains’ horns will only sound in the case of an emergency. In addition, the tracks utilise modern technology that does not have joints, which significantly reduces noise intrusion when trains pass, and the ballast used beneath the tracks is formulated specially to absorb energy and noise. Sound levels generated by Etihad Rail trains are therefore minor; for example, the decibel (db) range for freight trains tr