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The three myths of stone wool usage on railways busted

15 April 2020 | By

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…

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Sustainable mobility: Myth or reality?

16 March 2020 | By

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.

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A practical perspective on railway-induced ground-borne noise and vibrations

5 February 2020 | By , , , , ,

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…

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In-Depth Focus: Noise & Vibrations

22 November 2019 | By

Excessive noise and vibrations generated by rail traffic is an ongoing concern, with the industry under pressure to improve amid concerns from an environmental pollution and legal standpoint. Read on to find out how the industry is confronting railway noise and vibration nuisance, and the research and solutions helping the…

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Global Railway Review Issue 6 2019

21 November 2019 | By

This issue includes articles about Hull Trains’ new hi-tech fleet, establishing a new safety culture for European railways, how HS2 and NPR will be key to upskilling UK plc, the latest infrastructure modernisation projects in Croatia, In-Depth Focus sections on Noise & Vibrations and Rail Traffic Management Systems, plus experts…

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Reducing the pass-by noise of existing freight wagons

6 March 2019 | By

Reducing noise generated by older, noisy freight wagons is one of the major challenges faced by the railway sector in Europe. As a result of popular protests, the subject has been high on the political agenda in several countries. Even though the technical solution to the problem is relatively simple,…