The UIC Railway Noise Days event was held online on 23 and 24 February. With over 260 attendees, the virtual webinar was the first UIC-led event to celebrate the European Year of Rail and was attended by a global audience of government representatives, representatives of the European Commission and NGOs, railway operators and infrastructure managers, suppliers and noise researchers.
The UIC Railway Noise webinar series focused on reducing railway noise and protecting public health. The event introduced technical solutions and research which demonstrate how the railways are becoming a better neighbour.
A collaboration between the UIC Sustainability and Rail System departments, the Railway Noise Days aimed to cover a wide range of activities and railway projects in areas of common concern such as noise regulations, control, management and abatement solutions. The agenda featured targeted presentations, with questions raised and ideas shared through the chat box and networking rooms. The webinar offered updates on the most important issues and developments in the railway noise domain, including European noise policy, ongoing projects and research and future developments.
UIC succeeded in bringing the global rail community together through the networking rooms in order to facilitate discussion. In addition, the participants helped to strengthen existing synergies and create new partnerships in the context of developments in the global environmental agenda, including the European Green Deal.
In this crucial year for rail, together with its members, UIC is endeavouring to discuss, offer solutions and work together with all stakeholders. UIC will continue to play an important advocacy role in international platforms and will highlight the potential of the railways as a clean, environmentally-friendly and sustainable cornerstone of green transport systems.
If you missed the seminars or would like to keep the information in your archive, please take a look at UIC’s playlist on YouTube, as well as the relevant documents: