Is the freight train noise at Morningside unbearable? I've heard this...?The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au. Report
Melissa Connolly Sep 09, 2020
The trains do run through the whole day. I find I only hear the one around 9pm and one between midnight and 1 am. I think it is because the nights in Morningside tend to be rather quiet.
I lived in morningside on a street just behind the train station. Freight trains pass 24 hrs a day around 12 to 15 times a day. You get used to the noise and coal dust in the general area. New homes need to comply with noise proofing requirements, be engineered review. There is also the flight path over the area. Planes 24 hrs a day. I only notice the 777's, 747's and A380's. Depends on the wind for that day. Flight path height is around 3000 to 4000 feet over morningside. Brisbane airport will be putting a flight noise reduction scheme in place. This will reduce the number of planes overhead morningside.
Jared Candlin 2yrs+
Like any suburb there are good and bad parts. Some parts of Morningside you will not hear the train line at all, others you will. It all depends on where you are looking. I can help you out in that regard, simply give me a call.
Many suburbs in Brisbane whether it be North, South, East or West have train lines running through it. Proximity to the line is what will determine whether you hear it and your ability to tune it out will determine whether it disturbs you. People who are higher on the scale of neurotism (I think we all have a tad bit of it in us) will be more bothered by it than those who don't focus on it continuously. Have a glass of wine, turn up the music and enjoy what being close to the city offers.
It seems to depend on where you are located within the suburb as some say they can hear it whereas my family and I cannot hear the trains at all, day or night. We do hear aircraft noise at certain times though but we have never been disturbed by it and certainly never woken by it. We probably find the planes most noticeable in the afternoon and even then we find this suburb still quieter than some other inner city suburbs we have lived in! So perhaps really depends on where in the suburb you live :-)
I've been living in Morningside on Richmond Road for over a year, which is under the flight path and right near the train line and I have never been woken up by noise. Yes you can hear the trains and planes occasionally, but it's not an issue for me. If you live near transport and the city, then theres going to be a bit of noise, if you can't deal with it then live elsewhere, simple.
Very noticeable on still nights. Goes through Morningside around 3am. Coincides with the large Emirates 777 aircraft taking off over Morningside around the same time. So if one doesn't wake you, a good chance the other will.