Loudspeaker from Caltrain
Original post made by Sleepless in PA North on Nov 14, 2013
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on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:03 pm
We live on Emerson near Churchill, and have had to add extra sound-dampening insulation to our house due to both the loudspeaker at the downtown CalTrain Station and the bells at the RR crossing!
Now, if there were something that could be done about the shaking when a mile-long freight train goes by at night....
on Nov 15, 2013 at 5:30 am
Wow, I can't hear that speaker from my neighborhood but if you can hear it from Churchill it must be loud. [Portion removed.] As for the mile-long freights, I'm sure they are more efficient than ten miles of trailer-trucks hauling those loads generated by the economic and construction activity of a million people living on the peninsula north of us. I'd think we'd have a bit less freight through Palo Alto if the Dumbarton rail bridge were ever rebuilt. And commute trains running across the bay would alleviate some of the traffic on the bridges, and maybe even decrease the pressures for more high density housing on this side.
on Nov 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm
Hmmm is a registered user.
RRRRRita - has the shaking gotten worse or perhaps more frequent? If so, it makes me wonder if the trains are heavier now, or if there's an issue w/your foundation or something? I feel for you and the OP - it's one thing to move to a place knowing about the current noise, but having it increase like that is a real quality of life issue.