11th UIC Noise Workshop

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

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****
09.20 Rail freight noise policy - Marcin Wojcik, Policy Officer DG MOV
09.40 Environmental Noise Directive - Marco Paviotti Policy Officer DG ENV
10.00 TSI revision - Kamil Pravdík Project Officer ERA
10.20 Freight CEO task force - Michael Müller, Head Transport Policy & Regulation DB Cargo
10.40 The view from CER - Libor Lochman, Executive Director CER

11.00 coffee break

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

12.30 lunch

**** Research and development ****
14.00 Vibration State of the Art Report- Alf Ekblad, Trafikverket and chair of the UIC Vibration Expert Network, Paul de Vos, Satis, Baldrik Faure, SNCF
14.50 Vibration Guidelines - Cynthia Lulham, Railway Association of Canada
15.10 How much is enough? Professor Bas Haring, Leiden University
15.35 Reflections on noise management – Nick Craven, UIC
15.50 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.

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