The Straits Times
Published on Oct 16, 2012

LTA to install noise barriers at Tampines, Jurong East & Toh Guan


The Land Transport Authority will install new noise barriers at three new sites in Tampines, Jurong East and Toh Guan in a bid to reduce the noise levels from the passing railway.

In a statement on Tuesday, the LTA said the move followed the successful installation of similar barriers in Jurong East and Bishan earlier.

"The barriers at the two locations had successfully reduced passing railway noise by at least five decibels, measured from the facade of the nearest residential block," the spokesman said.

Giving an update on LTA's islandwide noise measurement study as part of the plan to address railway noise, the spokesman said that the study, which started in May 2011, had been completed.