Tuesday 1 October 2019

New UIC noise flyer published

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UIC Network Noise and Vibration (NNV) has issued a new noise flyer, developed by its members during the 13th International Workshop on Railway Noise held from 16 to 20 September in Ghent, Belgium.

The flyer is an update of the “state of the art” report on noise published in 2016 by UIC NNV. The aim of the document is to provide information on common sources of noise, noise control methods, and national and EU strategies and policies. Coinciding with publication of the document, the NNV members expressed their views on the latest WHO noise guidelines and stated that “Railways must be promoted if climate goals are to be achieved”.

To learn more about the NNV’s studies and to read the flyer, please visit our website: https://uic.org/sustainable-development/noise-and-vibration/

The IWRN 13 event provided a unique opportunity for high-level speakers to enhance understanding of numerous problems relating to railway noise and vibration and to build a scientific foundation for reducing the environmental impact of air-borne, ground-borne and structure-borne noise and vibration.

158 delegates from 23 countries across four continents registered for the workshop, and most of the UIC NNV members and guests, including Austria (ÖBB), Belgium (Infrabel), France (SNCF), Germany (DB), The Netherlands (Prorail/NS), Norway (Bane NOR), Sweden (Trafikverket), Switzerland (SBB), the United Kingdom (HS2), and Denmark (Banedanmark), presented posters and presentations at this international event.

Participants discussed the following topics during the conference:

  • High-speed rail and aerodynamic noise
  • Interior noise
  • Policy, regulation and perception
  • Predictions, measurements, monitoring and modelling
  • Rail roughness, corrugation and grinding
  • Squeal noise
  • Structure-borne noise and ground-borne vibration
  • Wheel and rail noise
  • Bridge noise and vibration

The UIC network expert meeting on noise and vibration will be held on 23 and 24 October in Utrecht, hosted by NS and ProRail.

For further information please contact Pinar Yilmazer, UIC Senior Advisor for Network Noise and Vibration:


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