Low cost noise control by optimised rail pad

Project information

  • Acronym: LOWNOISEPAD
  • Low cost noise control by optimised rail pad
  • Project director: Lucie Anderton
  • Project manager: Pinar Yilmazer
  • Status: ongoing project

Project description

With this project, the project participants will individually measure and analyse their existing rail pads on their respective network and will aim to optimise rail pad stiffness confirming its dependence on acoustics-relevant parameters:

  • track decay rates (TDR),
  • rail fastening system,
  • static/dynamic stiffness data including the damping parameters.

Having experiences on rail pad research will help the project’s participants to trigger their internal research for future rail pads on their network.



  • Austria / OBB: Guenter Dinhobl and Bernhard Knoll
  • Belgium / Infrabel: Sander de Bock and Juliette Florentin
  • Czech Republic / SZCZ: Anna Siklova and Pavel Kreuziger
  • France / SNCF: Baldrik Faure and Jean-Philippe Regairaz
  • Germany / DB: Bernd Asmussen, Christian Frank, Lennart Moheit and Rudiger Garburg
  • Italy / FS: Marco Fantozzi, Stefano Rossi and Simone Relandini
  • Netherlands / ProRail: Nils IJntema and Edwin Gelinck
  • Norway / BaneNor: Trygve Aasen, Alf Helge Lohren, Celine Chapelier, Thomas Vatn Bjorge, Tom Arsenovic and Torbjorn Ursin
  • Portugal / IP: Diogo Vasconcelos
  • Sweden / Trafikverket: Karin Blidberg, Anders Hammar, Martin Li and Mathias Asplund and Alf Ekblad (Chair of UIC NV sector)
  • Switzerland / SBB: Jakob Oertli (Chair of UIC NV sector)
  • United Kingdom / Network Rail: Jamie Wilkes


  • France / SD&M: Eduard Verhelst


UIC Contact

For any further information please contact: Pınar YILMAZER

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Thursday 18 February 2021