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Old November 30th, 2015, 08:35 AM   #21
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Kyiv is pretty noisy unless you sit into new trains on line 1
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Old November 30th, 2015, 11:57 AM   #22
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As Nouvelleecosse and k.k.jetcar said, when the rubber-tyred technology was introduced in Paris, the old Sprague-Thomson were more noiser than the new trains.

It was not anticipated that the steel-wheeled trains would become as noiseless as they are now (the new MF01 in Paris are really impressive).

Another advantage of the rubber-tyred trains (still valid today) was the absence of vibrations ; it's very important in Paris on the old sections build on viaduct. For people living nearby, it was a great improvement.

But in fact, some parts of the metro in Paris are much more noisy than the rubber-tyred trains ! It's the case on the line 3 to Levallois juste after Saint Lazare. But the noisest part of the whole network, no doubt, is the northern section of the line 13 : steel-wheeled trains + no differential + the tightest curves of the network (except those near Bastille on the L1) = the noise is unbearable
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Old November 30th, 2015, 03:39 PM   #23
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I bet that no other metro cars of world is noisier than non air-conditioned rakes of Kolkata Metro. Kolkata is my hometown.
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Old November 30th, 2015, 09:57 PM   #24
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Guys, you are all wrong. The nosiest metro is in Moscow. Paris even rubber tyred is absolutely soundless in comparison with Russian and post-Soviet metros.
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The 2&3 between Wall Street & Brooklyn is some of the loudest stretch of track in the entire NYC system... Standing at most local NYC subway stations that located in a high speed express area is pretty deafening...
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Old December 1st, 2015, 01:29 PM   #26
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Guys, you are all wrong. The nosiest metro is in Moscow. Paris even rubber tyred is absolutely soundless in comparison with Russian and post-Soviet metros.
Indeed, i always read that. Lest illustrate:

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Old December 1st, 2015, 02:59 PM   #27
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The Sounds of the Budapest F÷ldalatti, the second oldest tube in the world.... and one of the noisiest!
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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:06 PM   #28
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Hong Kong MTR Tsuen Wan Line (Lai King to Mei Fu)



Note: Lai King is an elevated station while Mei Fu is an underground station.

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Old December 2nd, 2015, 03:01 PM   #29
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Not strictly a subway, but the underground Brussels Central railway station definitely earns a place as super-noisy: metal wheels, in a curve, narrow platforms, almost no sound cushioning, ... And often really load locomotives...
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 06:37 PM   #30
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Chicago's Blue Line is really bad between the Division and Clark/Lake stations. There are some works to improve tracks now, but the Blue Line uses the oldest cars in the system.
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Old December 5th, 2015, 08:35 AM   #31
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Old December 5th, 2015, 05:41 PM   #32
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Budapest, Metro Line 3, hands down.

And it's also flammable sometimes... But it's going to be refurbished soon if everything goes well.
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Old December 11th, 2015, 05:05 AM   #33
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Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv, etc. All very noisy metros, you can barely here people standing mere feet from you.
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Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv, etc. All very noisy metros, you can barely here people standing mere feet from you.
Yes, to be honest, Moscow, St Petersburg and Kiyv old metro trains are worse than Budapest M3. I remember, that I was travelling in Moscow with my Russian friends, and I couldn't really hear anything they were trying to say, I had to concentrate really hard to catch a few words, it is pretty unpleasant. While Budapest M3 is noisy, you can still talk on it. In Moscow I didn't understand why people even insist on talking, it would be much easier to just continue the conversation when the train stops.
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Old December 12th, 2015, 05:20 PM   #35
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Are the newer metro trains on the Moscow or Budapest systems quieter?
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Old December 12th, 2015, 06:52 PM   #36
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Are the newer metro trains on the Moscow or Budapest systems quieter?
I know that in Moscow the new trains are much, much quieter. They are less rickety. But it is still often hard to hear people, especially when the train is arriving and leaving.
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It is important to polish the rail and wheel regularly and install noise absorption structure. If the problem is too serious, the operation speed might need to be reduced.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 11:00 AM   #38
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"Are the newer metro trains on the Moscow or Budapest systems quieter?"
Yes certainly the newer trains in Budapest are far slicker and quieter than the old 70's F÷ldalatti trains on the line 1.
They have gone driverless now on line 4. They use Alstom Metropolis trains.
the foootage below shows line 4, with drivers.

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Old May 31st, 2016, 01:28 PM   #39
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I can't really talk about noisy metro's because the Amsterdam, and even more so the Rotterdam metro's are very silent. Although I remember...
the screeching of Paris Metro 1 while waiting at and departing from Bastille!
I have been standing next to airplanes more comfortably.

The last ones I visited out of my country were also not particularly noisy: Oslo and Stockholm, Berlin also not that much. Barcelona has it somewhere in between.
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 04:23 PM   #40
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CTA red and blue lines underground were pretty bad, last I recall. In addition to everything else said about them, they have an additional problem in that the ceiling comes way down in the middle of the platform, compressing the sound on each side. Newer trains and better track would certainly help, but so would some sound baffling in the stations.
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