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What are the long-term benefits of STAIRRS ?


The output of the project will influence directly or indirectly :

  • The development of a Railway Noise Strategy Support System as a management tool, potentially applicable to other modes of transport and for other emissions (air pollution, vibration).
  • A classification system for defining the noise characteristics of different vehicle and track designs.
  • The development of validated diagnostic methods to separate the contributions of vehicle and track to total noise. This fulfils not only a scientific objective but is also an essential element of identifying the major noise sources and hence where noise mitigation should be applied for it to be effective.
  • Standardisation of type testing procedures being developed by ISO/CEN.


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