The study of effects and noise impact protection is part of the actions corresponding to the New High Speed Railway Access to Levante, Madrid-Castilla La Mancha-Comunidad Valenciana. In particular, the purpose of the project is to define the acoustic protection works for the Monforte del Cid - Murcia section, and it does not include the definition of the platform layout or the track assembly.
Therefore, the purpose of the project is, exclusively, the design of the acoustic screens, including their foundations and/or anchoring to structures of the railway platform, with the degree of detail required for the correct execution of the works and with the minimum possible cost that complies with the acoustic regulations.
The proposed corrective measures comply with the acoustic limits defined in the Environmental Impact Statements applicable to the different sections, as well as in the current regulations in the study area.
To evaluate the receptors where the maximum permitted noise levels would potentially be exceeded, an acoustic study was carried out to evaluate the potential noise impact in an area of 200 meters around the alignment under study, both in the current scenario and in the “horizon” year.
For each of the receptors where a potential exceedance of the established limits is foreseen, acoustic screens have been evaluated and defined to achieve compliance with these limits.
A total of 131 acoustic screens have been designed with a total length of 11,379 meters and a total area of 45,412m2, including 2 methacrylate screens, 8 double-absorption metal screens, 7 mixed screens and 114 metal screens.
This type of project positions Ineco as a committed company improving the acoustic quality of infrastructures.