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Focus Noise

Carbon Footprint of High Speed Rail Carbon Footprint of High Speed Rail

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Railway Noise Technical Measures Catalogue
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Sustainable Wooden railway Sleepers

Here you can find our reports and brochures.

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 Sustainable Mobility

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Moving Towards Sustainable Mobility
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Railways and Sustainable Development - A global perspective
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Rail and Sustainable Development
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Railways and the Environment
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Facts & Figures Brochure

UIC Leaflet 330 Environmental Indicators

 Energy and CO2

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UIC-IEA Railway Handbook: Energy Consumption and CO2 emissions of World Railway sector
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Process Power People brochure
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Railways and biofuel final report
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Potential of modal shift to rail transport
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Non-Traction Energy Study
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 Noise

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Focus Noise - Nov 2014
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Rail Dampers, Acoustic Rail Grinding, Low Height Noise Barriers
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Focus Noise - July 2012
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Exploring bearable noise limits and emission ceilings for the railways - Part 1
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Exploring bearable noise limits and emission ceilings for the railways - Part 2
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Railway Noise in Europe; A 2010 report on the state of the art

Also available in German and French

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Summary of NRTAC
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Status report and background on noise related track access charges - English version

Also available in German and French

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Implementation annex to UIC report on NRTAC - English version

Also available in German and French

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UIC evaluation of the KCW study
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Developement of action plans for railways
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Noise Reduction in Rail Freight

Also available in French and German

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Noise Reduction in European Railway Infrastructure

Also available in French, German and Italian

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The railway noise bonus – a discussion paper on the noise annoyance correction factor”.

 Polluted soils and remediation

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Contaminated Soil Assessment Scheme
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Executive Summary Contaminated Soil Assessment Scheme
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Railway polluted land study

 Economics

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External cost of Transport in Europe - update study 2008
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Greening Transport Reduce External Costs - Executive Summary
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Mega Trucks versus Rail Freight ?
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UIC External Costs
  • Published 2010-05-10
  • Updated 2015-05-22