12th UIC Workshop on Railway Noise & Vibrations What next?

UIC, the worldwide railway organisation will hold the 12th UIC Workshop on Railway Noise & Vibrations in Paris on 19 March 2019, at UIC Headquarters.

UIC will hold the 12th UIC Workshop on Railway Noise & Vibrations in Paris on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Towards the end of 2018 a major milestone in European railway noise control is expected to be implemented: The revised TSI Noise will provide a framework for quieter railway freight vehicles. While this is a significant step, not all noise issues will be solved. Therefore, it is appropriate to ask: What next? How much more noise mitigation do we need and how can it be achieved?

The planned UIC noise event will provide information on the TSI Noise revision as well as other topics such as the guidance on noise from the World Health Organization (WHO) and issues concerning the Environmental Noise Directive (END). The workshop will furthermore provide numerous examples of what individual railways and countries plan to do next as well as current (e.g. Shift2Rail) and needed research. Finally, an overview of current vibration issues will be given.

As in previous years, speakers will be invited to represent the major stakeholders, including UIC, CER, the European Commission (DG MOV & DG ENV), WHO working groups as well as representatives from the individual railways and countries. 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.

Opportunities will be provided for participants to pose questions directly to 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 register and find updates on the programme, please fill the form below.


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

08:30 Registration & coffee

09:00 Welcome remarks: François Davenne, UIC Deputy Director General [1]

09:10 Introduction: Jakob Oertli, Chairman of the UIC Noise Expert Network & SBB [2]

*** EU policy ***

09:20 Rail freight noise reduction – Nino Zambara, DG MOVE [3]

09:40 Environmental Noise Directive – Marco Paviotti DG ENV [4]

10:00 The view from CER - Ethem Pekin, CER [5]

10:20 Q&A

10:30 Coffee break

*** Special topics ***

11:00 WHO guidelines for noise, Sabine Janssen, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands [6]

11:20 Shift2Rail - Judit Sandor, S2R [7]

11:40 A vision for future transport – Till Bunsen, IEA [8]

12:00 Current issues on vibrations – Alf Ekblad, Chairman of the UIC Vibration Expert Network & Trafikverket [9]

12:20 Q&A

12:30 Lunch

*** What are the railways/countries planning next? ***

14:00 What are countries/railways? Short talks by (in alphabetical order, 5 -7 minutes each):

  • Austria/ÖBB: Günter Dinhobl [10]
  • Belgium/Infrabel: Ward Verhelst [11]
  • Czech Republic/SZDC: Lenka Vaňková [12]
  • Denmark/Banedanmark: Lisette Mortenson [13]
  • France/ SNCF: Jean-Philippe Regairaz [14]
  • Germany/ DB: Martina Fleckenstein [15]
  • Netherlands/Prorail/NS: Nils IJntema [16]
  • Norway/Bane NOR: Trygve Aasen [17]
  • Poland/PKP Cargo S.A: Joanna Salawa [18]
  • Sweden/ Trafikverket: Karin Blidberg [19]
  • Switzerland/ SBB: Jakob Oertli [20]

15:40 Video presentation https://youtu.be/sCjCaMrDapc

15:45 Q&A + Concluding remarks – Jakob Oertli, Chairman of the UIC Noise Expert Network & SBB

16:00 Close

For more information on the event, please read: https://uic.org/com/uic-e-news/639/


16 rue Jean Rey
75015 Paris
How to get to UIC

For further information, please contact with Pinar Yilmazer (YILMAZER@uic.org), UIC Senior Advisor of the Network Noise and Vibrations and visit https://uic.org/noise-and-vibration.


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