Working Group Noise participated in two consultations on railway noise. The first consultation was set out by the European Railway Agency (ERA) about the TSI norms for existing rolling stock. The second consulation was launched by the European Commision and goes into the effective reduction of noise generated by rail freight wagons in the European Union. It was found that noise emitted by rail wagons can be less noisier by applying braking blocks such as K- or LL blocks replacing the GG-blocks that are often applied in wagons. For new equipment disc-brakes should be considered. The final text of both reactions can be requested by contacting us or at the websites of ERA and the European Commission.
-Spring meeting Working Group Noise 2018 will be held in Florence. No date set yet.
-Autumn meeting of Working Group Noise will be held in Essen on 17 and 18 October 2017. This meeting will be organised alongside the Environmental Forum of EUROCITIES which will be held on 19 and 20 October 2017.
- Spring meeting Working Group Noise will be held in Zagreb on 11 and 12 May 2017
- Spring meeting Working Group Noise will be held in Ljubljana on 21 and 22 April 2016. Theme Noise and Health, Quiet Areas.
- FONOMOC meeting 2016 will be held in Rome on 9 June 2016. In conjunction with DYNAMAP meeting.
- Autum meeting Working Group Noise will be held on 14, 15 and 16 September 2016 in Munich. In conjunction with the final congress of SONORUS.