ACOUTRAIN: simplifying and improving the acoustic certification process of new rolling stock – European Railway Review

Railway noise is an environmental issue that significantly affects the population living along railways lines. It not only causes annoyance but may also have a negative effect on the health of citizens. Thus for some time politicians and policy-makers in Europe have recognised that environmental noise has to be reduced. At the same time, a strong growth in traffic volume is foreseen for the rail sector in Europe in the coming years. The highly sensitive noise situation along many strategic railways lines could impede this important development. One solution to compensate for the noise increase due to traffic growth is to limit the noise emission of each train…

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