The current European Union noise regulations for new or upgraded interoperable rail vehicles came into force in 2002 for high-speed rail and in 2006 for conventional traffic. These standards are known as Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI), and are adopted by Commission Decisions. A comprehensive revision of the Noise TSI is planned for 2013. A working group has been established by the European Railway Agency (ERA) who is leading the revision process, where T&E represents the views of environmental groups. This paper is intended as an input to the working group.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]This report summarises the latest evidence of the effect of traffic noise on the health and wellbeing of Europeans, and gives policy recommendations on how to reduce noise.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]In this brochure, T&E sets out the problem of traffic noise and what can be gained by seriously tackling it, and recommends the best course of action for the EU to adopt in drafting a new set of tighter noise standards.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Based on a T&E seminar held in Brussels on 19 May 2004, this report brings together social and environmental thinking, with a focus on the specific example of pricing.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]T&E Board member, Malcolm Fergusson, lives and works in London. He kept a diary of the first weeks of London’s congestion charge for T&E.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Safe and sustainable freight transport: Our common challenge. Final report, T&E project: "Freight: From road to rail," June 1999 - May 2002. Prepared by Markus Liechti, July 2002.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Taking the bull by the horns: Urban transport in Europe. Report from T&E seminar on urban transport. Compiled by Stephanos Anastasiadis, May 2002. The executive summary is a PDF document.