Canada’s cities and transit agencies look for better solutions to noise pollution threats

via The Globe & Mail

In Toronto, Metrolinx says the 19-kilometre Eglinton Crosstown line that will cut through the middle of the city once when it’s completed is designed to reduce noise and its impact on nearby residents.

The trains will be electric, which reduces vibrations. Nearly half of the line will be underground, with those portions constructed deeper than the city’s existing subway network. The combination of a deeper system and electric vehicles has been designed to meet the latest international vibration standards.

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