In order to reduce the impact of rail noise on German residents, DB Cargo has implemented a range of measures, including noise protection walls, to achieve its reduction target.
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The German federal government and Deutsche Bahn have announced that a further 1,250km of infrastructure will be equipped with passive noise protection measures, to better protect more citizens living near railway lines.
Kaspars Briškens, Head of Strategy and Development at the Rail Baltica joint venture, RB Rail AS, explains why a comprehensive approach to noise and vibration reduction is included in the Rail Baltica infrastructure project and how this contributes to the overall goal of achieving zero environmental impact once the rail…
Zoe McLernon, Multimodal Policy Manager at Logistics UK, shares the challenges surrounding noise disturbance caused by rail freight operations and explores the areas that Logistics UK recommends that government and industry should focus on to help keep noise and vibration to a minimum.
Marking its first order in Uruguay, Stadler has signed a contract with PORTREN SA to supply seven EURO4001 locomotives with deliveries expected to start by the end of 2022.
In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: Transforming Australia’s freight network; HS2: Continuing to innovate to drive the workforce skills agenda; Making switch machines intelligent plus our 'On-Board Connectivity' and 'Winter Preparedness' In-Depth Focuses.
The official opening of the Lund Tramway - connecting the city centre of Lund, Sweden, with a completely new part of the city in the North East - is planned for 13 December 2020.
A report on the tests of Alstom's Coradia iLint trains has found that the hydrogen train is a fully viable alternative to diesel equipment.
The contract, amounting to a total of €10.8 million, will involve Prointec being responsible for the design, engineering and supervision of the 93.5km stretch of railway line.
The transformation included renovations within four stations along the Northern City Line, as well as cleaning and renewal of tracks.
Not all stone wool is the same. You’ll quickly realise that if you try using a piece of stone wool insulation to control the powerful vibrations on a rail track. Alejandro Berdon, Technical Manager of Rockdelta by Lapinus (part of the ROCKWOOL Group), explains the three common myths about stone…
Exclusively for Global Railway Review’s ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Infrabel’s General Manager for Strategy, Corporate & Public Affairs, Benoît Gilson, writes about the challenges and projects inside Infrabel regarding CSR and sustainability.
Julien Giraud, Business Manager from Lapinus (a part of the ROCKWOOL Group) explains how to deal with ground-borne vibrations caused by trains and how resilient mats of stone wool work best to mitigate the noise and vibrations in a sustainable way.
Railway-induced vibration is usually accompanied by ground-borne noise. The severity of both can vary from country to country, can depend on ground/soil type, plus train wheel and track type. Here, Arcadis colleagues focus on two main challenges and present simple, practical methodologies which the rail industry can utilise to help…
Oscar Martos and Kamil Pravdík, Project Officers in the Fixed Installations and Rolling Stock Unit at the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), discuss how the European Union has begun to confront railway noise emissions through the creation of the Environmental Noise Directive and how, going forward, EU countries will…