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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,…

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Improving the acoustic noise prediction of future train design

5 March 2019 | By , , ,

The Shift2Rail initiative, created between the European Union and several European rail sector players, is working towards the creation of 'SERA' - a Single European Railway Area. It contributes by researching the reduction by one half of the life-cycle cost of railway transport, the doubling of railway capacity, plus the…

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Noise & Vibrations In-Depth Focus 2018

4 December 2018 | By

As a result of climate change and strong political agendas, a shift from road to rail traffic is expected. But this could lead to increased rail noise and vibration if action is not taken to research, understand and implement new tools that will improve the acoustic performance of train design.…

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Issue 6 2018 – Digital version

4 December 2018 | By

In this issue: Australia’s long-term strategy to utilise technology to drive rail industry growth, a partnership approach to deliver digital signalling on the UK’s ECML, and a four-pillar concept to optimise service life, efficiency and reliability of tracks.

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Measuring the vibration-isolating effect of an elastic railway superstructure in Poland

13 February 2018 | By , ,

The Railway Institute at Wrocław University of Science and Technology has convincingly demonstrated the value of the cost-effective type SLS1308G under sleeper pads used on the Kraków Airport rail link in Poland. Here, Ewelina Kwiatkowska, Adjunct Professor at Wrocław University of Technology, together with Getzner Werkstoff colleagues Harald Loy (Head…