28 February - 1 March, 2023 in UIC HQ, Paris

UIC Railway Noise Days, 2023

Organised by UIC Noise and vibration and UIC Train Track Interaction Sectors

The UIC will convene the global railway community for a two-day Railway Noise Workshop (in-person) on February 28 and March 1, 2023 in Paris.

The Railway Noise Days are being organised by both the Noise and Vibration Sector (Sustainability) and the Train Track Interaction Sector (Rail System) at UIC.

As part of the UIC Sustainability Action Week, which will be held for one week from 27 February to 2 March 2023, this event will be designed to engage international noise and vibration experts and to spark new ideas and encourage knowledge sharing through interactive activities.

Day 1: Being a responsible neighbour


Day 2: Technical initiatives for reducing Railway Noise




  • To inspire solutions to railway noise and benefit from the collective knowledge of the diverse participants so that railways can contribute to the European Zero Pollution Action Plan.


  • Participants will come together from different stakeholders to address the problems with a solution-oriented approach. The interactive workshop will ask participants to use their own expertise but apply it to the issues from a different point of view. Participants will analyse the matters, identify the drivers and potential solutions through a different lens than their usual role.


  • Participants will complete their registration on the UIC Railway Noise Days by selecting from the following interest groups other than their usual area of expertise or stakeholders group they represent.
    • Policy
    • Operators
    • Infrastructure
    • Supplier
    • Lineside resident
    • Research centre
  • Before the event, UIC organisers will assign participants for each group based on the choices of the participants whose applications have been received. During the interactive session, you will only participate in a single group. If you wish to be assigned to another group please contact UIC in advance.
  • On the first day of the UIC Railway Noise Days, participants will ‘put themselves into the shoes of’ the assigned group. Each facilitator will lead a discussion with the group members on how to tackle the problem of railway noise while illustrators will help to stimulate visual thinking.
  • In plenary, the facilitators will summarise all the information discussed and share the proposed solutions with the other participants in the following sessions. The session speakers will be invited to build upon the ideas proposed by each group.
  • No projector or computer will be used during the interactive session, our visual thinking facilitators will help transfer your ideas into illustrations.

Technical Reports

Nuisance and Health Impacts of Railway Noise
Noise from parked and stationary trains: An analysis of operational and technical solutions


As a lasting resource and a showcase of our collective achievements, we have created the Booklet of the Action Week, a comprehensive guide summarising the compelling outcomes, innovative ideas and inspiring stories shared throughout this thought-provoking and transformative event. Let’s explore why you won’t want to miss the action event next time.

  • UIC SUSTAINABILITY ACTION WEEK 2023 - ebooklet/consolidated edition
  • Additionally, as part of the Action Week’s commitment to inclusivity, the UIC NV Sector has created a series of engaging posters that showcase the results of the Hackathon session. These posters serve as visual representations of the brilliant ideas and innovative solutions generated during the collaborative sessions.
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Infrastructure ManagersJPEG
Policy MakersJPEG
Lineside ResidentsJPEG

👉 Inspire Others : Share the ebooklet and posters with your colleagues to inspire them to take action too.

  • If you missed the seminars or would like to keep the information in your archive, please take a look at UIC’s playlist on YouTube: link
  • Links to additional information about the conference can be found at these following links:
    • All Presentations for Day 1: Being a responsible neighbour
UIC Railway Noise Day 1, 28/2/2023 - All presentations

- PDF - 16.7 Mb

    • All Presentations for Day 2: Technical initiatives for reducing Railway Noise
UIC Railway Noise Day 2, 1/3/2023 - All presentations

- PDF - 6.5 Mb



Sponsors and Media Partners

Gold Sponsor
  • Your worldwide partner in customized railway superstructure solutions.
Silver Sponsor FIMOR has more than 45 years of experience in polyurethane and offers several products for the railway sector including anti-noise covers for ballast wagons to reduce noise of 15 dB for the residents and the operators.
  • Semperit is a global manufacturer of industrial polymer products and solutions.
    Every day, surface and underground trains have to travel safely, quickly and comfortably to their destinations.. Our customised range of track construction products meets this challenge and enables rail transport to move forward, without compromising safety, speed or comfort. Our rail fastening components meet international standards and are rigorously tested to ensure their performance and durability. We are committed to working with our local and international partners, railway authorities and sleeper manufacturers to provide the best possible service.
    Semperit is therefore a manufacturer of high-quality products for fastening components and the development partner for innovative complete solutions made of rubber and plastic.


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