Transport policy is increasingly focusing on the expansion of the existing track system to accommodate increasing freight and long-distance traffic as well as the reactivation of tracks for municipal or privately operated local public transport. Noise pollution often leads to considerable reservations among the population regarding these infrastructure plans, especially when night-time freight traffic is planned.
In order to meet these reservations, ambitious goals have been defined for noise reduction in rail traffic. Innovative noise abatement measures and quiet vehicles will help achieve these goals. Especially in recent years, a large number of technologies have been developed and tested for this purpose. They can be taken into account thanks to the introduction of new calculation methods (Schall 03, CNOSSOS EU).

Our Scope of Services

  • Calculation and assessment of rail traffic noise according to “Schall 03” for preliminary planning, planning approval and implementation
  • Forecasting and monitoring of construction-related noise and vibrations during track construction
  • Execution of passive noise abatement measures
  • Review of overall noise
  • Basic studies on rail traffic
  • Effectiveness measurements for innovative noise abatement measures on the track or on the vehicle according to the requirements of “Schall 03”, “TSI-Noise” and DIN 3095 as an accredited test laboratory in the field of railway acoustics
  • Independent measurement of rail traffic noise, short-term and permanent monitoring including monitoring of track condition and vehicles

Our References

Newly Built/Upgraded Tracks

  • Nuremberg – Ebensfeld
  • Oberhausen – Emmerich
  • Rhein Ruhr Express (sections)
  • ABS 48 Munich – Lindau (sections)
  • ABS 38 Markt Schwaben – Ampfing
  • Breisgau urban railway 2020
  • ABS East corridor – Stendal junction
  • 3-track extension S4, Munich – Pasing – Buchenau
  • Extension S7, Wolfratshausen – Geretsried

Elimination of Numerous Railway Bridges and Railroad Crossings from the Existing Network with Simultaneous Construction Noise Forecast

Noise Remediation

  • Weissenburg – Roth
  • Guenzburg – Neu-Ulm
  • Rieneck – Gemuenden
  • Prutting – Uebersee
  • Saarbruecken and surroundings

Studies and Feasibility Studies

  • Expertise on the consideration of a maximum level criterion for assessing rail traffic noise at night
  • Feasibility study on additional noise reduction measures for the infrastructure of the railway line Munich – Rosenheim – Kiefersfelden
  • Rough survey of variants for the 4-track extension Munich-East, Daglfing – Johanneskirchen

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