In-Depth Focus: Noise & Vibrations
19 December 2022
Despite railways being an efficient and environmentally sustainable mode of transport, there are increasing concerns around the harmful effects of noise and vibrations. The articles in this In-Depth Focus cover the actions taken to minimise vibrations caused by trains in Spain’s Getafe Tunnel, and an Acoustic Consultant explains why noise and vibration issues should not be treated as a symptom of a wider ineffective railway system.
- Renovation works of Getafe Tunnel: reducing vibration nuisance
Ana Cristina Inclán Nafría, Infrastructure and Rail Track Technician at Adif, the Spanish railway infrastructure manager, explains the actions taken to minimise the effects of vibrations caused by moving trains travelling in the Getafe Tunnel.
- Dealing with noise and vibration as part of the wider railway system
Briony Croft, Acoustic Consultant, Railway Noise and Vibration at Acoustic Studio, explains why noise and vibration issues should not be treated as an independent problem, but rather as a symptom of a wider ineffective railway system, and how this approach can help keep costs down.
- Expert View
Francesco Lombardo, Strategic Commercial Products Manager at Lucchini RS, explores what the rail sector must do to improve noise and vibration problems, especially as the industry aims to transport even more people and cargo in the future.