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Towards a step-change in new rolling stock certification for noise

13 February 2015 | By Nicolas Furio (UNIFE), Estelle Bongini (SNCF) and Ulf Orrenius (Bombardier)

Noise pollution is an important concern. At a European level the Environmental Noise Directive (END) requires noise mapping of large agglomerations and major routes and the development of Action Plans. It is estimated that 14 million people in Europe are exposed to levels of railway noise above 55 dB Lden,…