3rd annual workshop Freight Noise Reduction
‘Converging perspectives in noise reduction’
On Wednesday November 14th and Thursday November 15th 2007 the 3rd annual ‘Converging perspectives in noise reduction’ workshop will be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, by the UIC / CER / UIP Action Programme Freight Noise Reduction in cooperation with the Dutch Noise Innovation Programme (IPG) and ProRail.
Programme - Wednesday November 14th
13.00 - 14.00 Registration and reception
14.00 - 14.30 Welcome
14.00 - 14.15 • Bert Klerk, Chairman ProRail.
14.15 - 14.30 • Luc Aliadière, Chief Executive UIC, Noise in the railway perspective.
14.30 - 16.00 European perspective
14.30 - 14.50 EU noise policy, EU communication on the existing fleet. Heiko Kunst, EU.
14.50 - 15.10 UIC action plan. Matthias Mather, DB.
15.10 - 15.30 Overview of activities on railway noise. Jakob Oertli, SBB.
15.30 - 16.00 Questions and discussion.
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 - 17.50 National perspectives
16.30 - 16.50 Dutch perspective: Case ‘Noise Innovation Programme’. Henk Brouwer, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM).
16.50 - 17.10 German perspective: Case ‘Financing silence‘. Andreas Huland, German Transport Ministry.
17.10 - 17.30 Eastern European perspective. Jan Hlavacek, Czech Railways.
17.30 - 17.50 Swiss perspective: Case ‘Technical experience with retrofitting’. Jürg Wohlwend, Swiss Federal Office of Transport.
17.50 - 18.45 Discussion and conclusions
18.45 - 19.15 Drinks
19.15 - 22.00 Dinner (next to the freight train exhibition)
Programme - Thursday November 15th
08.30 - 09.00 Reception
09.00 - 10.10 Financial perspective
09.00 - 09.20 Funding and financing: The status on noise related track access charges. Peter Hübner, UIC.
09.20 - 09.50 Track access charges: An infrastructure point of view. Wolfgang Bohrer, DB.
09.50 - 10.10 The situation for AAE. Dietmar Gilliam, AAE.
10.10 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 11.40 Technical perspective
10.30 - 11.00 State of the art on K- and LL-brakes. Stefan Dörsch, DB.
11.00 - 11.20 Current state of activities at Railion. Joachim Braune, Railion.
11.20 - 11.40 Whispering trains. Jasper Peen, Lloyd’s Register Rail Europe.
11.40 - 12.15 Discussion and conclusions
12.15 - 12.30 Closing ’Bringing the perspectives together and next steps’, Jan Willem Lammers, ProRail.
12.30 - 13.15 Lunch buffet
13.15 - 18.00 Excursion to Noise Innovation Programme (IPG). Visit to IPG-measures and more interesting sites. Including drop-off at Schiphol airport and Schiphol train station. From October 1st you can find the exact details of the excursion at www.whisperingtrain.eu/workshop
Workshop moderator is Paul de Vos (DHV).
Spoorwegmuseum (Railway Museum), Maliebaanstation, 3581 XW Utrecht www.spoorwegmuseum.nl
The registration fee of 95 euro (+ 19% VAT if applicable) includes:
- 2 coffee breaks;
- 1 dinner;
- 1 lunch;
- digital workshop proceedings.
The half day excursion (Noise Innovation Programme) is free.
For more information see www.whisperingtrain.eu/workshop and for online registration www.whisperingtrain.eu/registration