Comparison between Road and Rail Noise Cost per Transported Ton of Cargo

  • M. ÖgrenEmail author
  • H. Andersson
  • T. Jerson
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 126)


The social cost of noise is normally used when performing cost-benefit analysis while planning infrastructure projects or noise mitigation measures. In this study it is used together with the official noise prediction methods to estimate the acoustic and monetary impact of transporting 1 ton of cargo through two separate transportation corridors from Gothenburg to Stockholm in Sweden, one via railway and the other via truck transport. The noise cost per transported ton is approximately twice as high for rail transport due to higher noise emissions per ton and more exposed dwellings close to the railway.


Traffic Noise Valuation Function Rail Transport Freight Train Road Traffic Noise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska AcademyUniv. of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Toulouse School of Economics (UT1, CNRS, LERNA)ToulouseFrance
  3. 3.WSP AcousticsGothenburgSweden

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