11th UIC Noise Workshop

The International Railway Association, UIC, will hold the 11th UIC Noise Workshop in Paris on 14 November 2017.

UIC Headquarters - 16 rue Jean Rey - 75015 Paris

This event will focus on the latest issues at European level for the management of railway noise and vibration. Topics will include application of the Noise TSI to existing wagons & ‘silent sections’, funding and progress for retrofitting, REFIT of the Environmental Noise Directive & forthcoming guidance on noise from the World Health Organisation (WHO) & appropriate noise metrics in addition to the new UIC State of the Art report for the Management of Railway Vibration.

As in previous years, speakers will be invited to represent the major stakeholders, including UIC, CER, European Commission (DG MOV & DG ENV), WHO working groups. External views from outside the railway noise world will also be sought.
Opportunities will be provided for participants to ask questions directly to European Commission policy officers and other key stakeholders as well as to discuss the current issues.

There is no charge for participation; however places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To reserve your place please complete the form below.


Moderator: Jakob Oertli Chairman of the UIC Noise Expert Network & SBB

08.30 Registration & coffee
09.00 Welcome remarks: Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General UIC
09.10 Introduction: Jakob Oertli, Chairman UIC Noise Expert Network & SBB (including an update on number of retro fitted wagons)

****EU rail noise policy****
Rail freight noise policy - Marcin Wojcik, Policy Officer DG MOV
Environmental Noise Directive - Marco Paviotti Policy Officer DG ENV
TSI revision - Kamil Pravdík Project Officer ERA
The view from CER - Libor Lochman, Executive Director CER

**** Impact of quieter routes to the business: Operators reflection ****
Freight CEO task force - Michael Müller, Euro Fleet Mang. DB Cargo

*** Noise assessment ***
WHO guidelines for noise Martin van den Berg, Chiaramonte Noise and Transport Consult & WHO noise working group
Rail noise, Leq or Lmax? Paul de Vos, Satis
UIC Track Train Interaction acoustics Pierre Etienne Gautier, Systra

**** Research and development ****
Vibration State of the Art Report- Alf Ekblad, Trafikverket and chair of the UIC Vibration Expert Network, Paul de Vos, Satis, Baldrik Faure, SNCF
How much is enough? Professor Bas Haring, Leiden University
Reflections on noise management – Nick Craven, UIC
Conclusion – Jakob Oertli, Chairman Noise Expert Network & SBB
16.00 Close

The Shift2Rail projects Fine1 & Destinate will be presented as poster sessions during the breaks.


Location: UIC Headquarters - 16 rue Jean Rey - 75015 Paris
Metro: Bir Hakeim, Metro line 6

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Wednesday 7 June 2017