How noisy is your property?

You can click anywhere on the map below and you will see the expected peak noise level from HS2 based on our understanding of the current EKFB proposals for north Wendover. The shaded area shows where the peak noise exceeds 57.5dB, which is the limit that HS2 should keep below. The table below gives you an idea of what decibels mean in terms of everyday sounds.

This is based on the our understanding of the current EKFB proposals and the HS2 noise model, though we have concerns that this will underestimate the noise.

Decibel Level Source
10 dB Normal breathing
20 dB Rustling leaves, mosquito
30 dB Whisper
40 dB Stream, refrigerator humming
50-60 dB Quiet office
50-65 dB Normal conversation
60-65 dB Laughter
70 dB Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer
75 dB Dishwasher
78 dB Washing machine
80 dB Garbage disposal, city traffic noise
Noise Map