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Part of the book series: Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design ((NNFM,volume 126))

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The question ‘What are bearable limits for environmental railway noise?’ is discussed regularly in different forums on a national scale and on a European level. A systematic evaluation of all aspects in what ‘bearable’ could consist of was always missing. The UIC research Project ‘Bearable limits and emission ceilings’ [1, 2] has brought UIC in the position to propose for the first time a well-balanced limit for noise reception. This noise reception limit is a trade-off between the disturbing impact of noise for line side residents and realistic possibilities for viable railways. Findings are based on an extensive study that was commissioned by the UIC and carried out by dBvision in the Netherlands.

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Elbers, F.B.J., Verheijen, E. (2015). Bearable Railway Noise Limits in Europe. In: Nielsen, J., et al. Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systems. Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, vol 126. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44832-8_3

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