Information regarding the testing of train horns and what decibel level they are set at, and the amount of times they may use them and for what lengh of time?

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Dear Public Transport Victoria, I am requesting information regarding the noise level of your metro trains. At what are they set at ie decibel level. When where they last tested?

Yours faithfully,Shane Lees

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Hello Shane,

Thanks for your message.

MTM is responsible for running the metropolitan train network. In the
first instance, you may wish to contact MTM for more information about
train horn noise. Please refer to the hyperlink below:

[1]http://www.metrotrains.com.au/contact-us/

PTV can conduct a search for documents relevant to your query; however,
please note that under the Freedom of Information Act 1982  (Vic) a FOI
request entails an application fee of $27.90, plus copying and search
charges. The link below provides some additional information on FOI costs:

[2]http://www.foi.vic.gov.au/home/costs/

Your FOI request should be made in writing to the address below, together
with an application fee made payable to Public Transport Victoria.

Public Transport Victoria
Freedom of Information Unit
PO Box 4724
Melbourne Victoria 3001

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financial hardship. You will need to provide a copy of your health care or
pension card in lieu of the application fee.

Regards,
Gavin

Freedom of Information Unit
PO Box 4724 Melbourne Victoria 3001

For more information visit [3]www.ptv.vic.gov.au
or call 1800 800 007 (6am – midnight)

From:        Shane Lees <[FOI #2165 email]>
To:        FOI requests at PTV <[PTV request email]>,
Date:        24/08/2016 10:48 PM
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Information regarding the
testing of train horns and what decibel level they are set at, and the
amount of times they may use them and for what lengh of time?

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Dear Public Transport Victoria, I am requesting information regarding the
noise level of your metro trains. At what are they set at ie decibel
level. When where they last tested?

Yours faithfully,Shane Lees

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