TfW have trialled a new digital service which provides personalised journey information announcements for passengers with hearing loss.
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Avanti West Coast’s first refurbished Pendolino has re-entered service following a £117 million upgrade which includes more than 2,000 extra Standard Class seats.
The authors in this In-Depth Focus explore a variety of topics, including: the IN2ZONE research project which aims to design and test a prototype next generation transition zone solution; the Harmotrack Project which is investigating acceleration measurements to monitor track quality; and the LOWNOISEPAD project which seeks to find an…
The LOWNOISEPAD project brings together 12 European railway infrastructure companies to find an optimal rail pad for both noise and track quality issues. The results are hoped to play a part in improving the quality of life for those living close to railway networks. Colleagues Pınar Yılmazer and Lucie Anderton…
HS2 have revealed designs for the north portal, which cuts noise from trains entering and exiting the Chiltern Tunnel at speeds of up to 320km/h.
The TRANSIT project: Innovation towards train pass‑by noise source characterisation and separation tools
Railway transport produces less CO2 and consumes less energy than road and air transport modes; it also requires less space than road transport. However, noise and vibration (N&V) levels in the vicinity of railways are a major environmental challenge for the railway sector. In addition, a competitive railway transport system…
In this article for Global Railway Review, we discover how, in the work of the SILVARSTAR project, the development of auralisation and visualisation tools can be used to predict, and demonstrate, railway noise using virtual reality technology.
Scott Heath, Coordinator of the FINE-2 project, details the project’s work around rail sector noise and vibration, and how its dedicated work packages, in conjunction with TRANSIT and SILVARSTAR, are seeking to comprehend, in fine detail, the sound generated outside of the train.
GB Railfreight is undertaking a three-month trial with a Class 18 Hybrid+ CBD90 diesel-battery shunting locomotive owned by Beacon Rail Leasing.
In summer 2022, Robel Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH and their partners will deliver a rail treatment system to Plasser American Corporation (PAC), to meet the maintenance requirements of transit systems.
HS2 Ltd has revealed a new vacuum excavation technique for piling which could have massive benefits for the international construction industry.
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.
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.