Wednesday 14 October 2009

5th UIC Railway Freight Noise Reduction Workshop to be held on 10 November at UIC Headquarters, Paris

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UIC promotes silent railways. In a series of annual workshops UIC reports on progress, in particular in terms of the freight rolling stock with composite brake blocks.

The speakers will address issues such as the EU policy and planned incentives such as noise related track access charges and how the railways are reacting and plan to react. A major point will also be the current state of the art of K- and LL-block homologation and how the railways are dealing with the technical problems that have been encountered. Further issues will be a presentation on the ongoing TSI noise revision process as well as case studies from Switzer-land, The Netherlands and Germany. In order to keep the scope large, we will additionally include a presentation on the Silence project.

The project programme foresees ample time for discussion and the coffee lunch breaks will allow many opportunities for networking with colleagues from the railway sector as well as government and industry.

The workshop is free of charge. However we do ask you to register until Friday, October 30, 2009 with Martine Cellier

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Freight wagon retrofitted with K-blocks
Freight wagon retrofitted with K-blocks