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Quiet Tracks for Sustainable Railway Infrastructures

Objective

The objective is to provide step changing track based noise mitigation systems and maintenance schemes, to provide reliable improved TSI based rolling noise calculation procedures with harmonized monitoring of the required input parameters and to provide track noise management tools, for use in noise mapping and hot spot action plans according to the END, for use as engineering tools and solutions in new railway projects and in refurbishment projects and for use by the track maintenance managers and track maintenance industry. The existing rolling noise models will be enhanced with new fundamental features: the integration of the low frequency noise emission and of the actual wheel rail contact conditions for more accurate predictions of the noise emitted by the track. On-board monitoring systems will be developed to make it possible to use the real roughness values and track decay rate values measured directly at the track location where maintenance action is required or where mitigating solutions have to be applied.
New track solutions, including embedded track systems, will be developed which to yield a noise reduction performance of at least 6 dB(A) in comparison with the global rolling noise measured on a well maintained standard track in the network of the participating infra managers. The solutions will be applicable to tram, LRT and metro tracks as well as to conventional tracks in the whole European Union. The developed solutions should not back-up a poor initial design. This is why attention is paid to a good initial design with a procedure for selecting the best rail type and the best rail hardness in terms of minimising the noise related wear. A procedure for checking the economic viability of the solutions will be developed. This will result in holistic noise management plans for the introduction of the noise abatement solutions and for the noise related track maintenance.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Coordinator

AKRON NV
Address
Mechelsevest 18/301
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 593 300
Administrative Contact
Geert Desanghere (Dr.)

Participants (11)

ACCON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 497 360
Address
Gewerbering 5
86926 Greifenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Petz (Mr.)
Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 78 660
Address
Motstraat 20
2800 Mechelen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Maes (Mr.)
I-MOSS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 387 400
Address
Corbielaan 5
3060 Bertem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederik Vermeulen (Dr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 118 830
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sara Karlsson
MTR STOCKHOLM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 33 000
Address
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121 26 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rida Zeki (Mrs.)
REGION STOCKHOLM
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 54 400
Address
Hantverkargatan 45
104 22 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Almgren (Mr.)
Strukton Rail AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 44 015
Address
Uddvagen 7
13154 Nacka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mikael Aldeheim (Mr.)
TUNNELBANAN TEKNIK STOCKHOLM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 49 200
Address
Garagevägen 18
121 26 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Spång (Mr.)
TT & E Traffic Transportation and Environment Consultants
Greece
EU contribution
€ 336 000
Address
Marathonos Avenue 46
15351 Pallini Attikis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Vogiatzis (Prof.)
TYRENS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 225 950
Address
Peter Myndes Backe 16
118 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Malm (Mr.)
Dynamics, Structures and Systems International
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Jules Vandenbemptlaan 71
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
André Van Leuven (Mr.)