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Noise and vibration protection in rail transport

From 27.11. to 29.11.2023, the Technical Academy Esslingen(TAE) will hold a seminar on noise and vibration protection in rail transport under the direction of Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Krüger (STUVA). The event with the focus on "Measures to reduce noise emissions and immissions" will take place as a so-called flex event both on site at TAE in Ostfildern and online. The seminar is aimed at all employees involved in immission control issues in public transport companies, DB AG, public authorities (environmental departments, supervisory authorities), engineering offices, research institutions, companies in the track industry and maintenance. The event will be conducted entirely in German.

New tramway or railway projects, as well as extensions or renewals of existing lines, can be implemented much more easily if adequate noise and vibration protection is planned from the outset. After all, this protects the affected population along the construction project from considerable nuisance. However, suitable and necessary protective measures require those responsible to have a good knowledge of the basic technical possibilities.

How do disturbing vibrations and airborne noise actually occur in rail traffic, how do they spread and, above all, how can such emissions and immissions be reduced? These are the basic questions to which the seminar offers helpful answers. Participants will learn about numerous standards and guidelines, but also how vibrations can be measured and evaluated in concrete terms or how curve noise can be generated and reduced. The influence of track superstructures on emissions will be examined as well as sensible noise reduction measures on tracks and wheels through the use of rail web dampers or a composite brake sole. The focus of the two-and-a-half-day seminar is always on the protection of residents from rail traffic noise. The event will be enhanced by a tour of the nearby urban railway line.

The comprehensive programme can be viewed on the TAE homepage or downloaded as a PDF file from the adjacent link. The seminars are recognised in accordance with the further education and training regulations of the Baden-Württemberg/NRW Chamber of Civil Engineers. 


Chairman: Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Krüger

Dipl.-Ing. Rüdiger Garburg
(Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin)

Dr. Christoph Gramowski
(Schrey & Veit GmbH, Sendlingen)

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Jäcker-Cüppers
(former Federal Environmental Agency Dessau).

Dr.-Ing. Friedrich Krüger

(STUVA e. V., Köln)