Considering trains are disruptive and frequently in close proximity to humans, they must address this issue. Noise reduction can be done at the source or along the dispersion route. Railways have a variety of noise-mitigation methods at their disposal.
Several, including such building envelopes, have a well-known impact and are frequently utilised; others, such as rail dampers, acoustics rail grinders, and reduced noise impediments, are still contentious for a variety of reasons.
Considering each railway has restricted possibilities to thoroughly test these contentious methods, UIC’s Networking Noise chose to gather data and measuring circumstances for these major noise management strategies.
This has begun by describing basic fundamentals of noise management as well as numbers critical to comprehending the arguments stated. It then goes into further depth on the various noise management approaches, discusses why they might be problematic, and afterwards summarizes and comment upon that experience gained thus far.