EN 15461:2008

Railway applications - Noise emission - Characterisation of the dynamic properties of track sections for pass by noise measurements

Publication date:   May 22, 2008

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Nov 3, 2010


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

17.140.30   Noise emitted by means of transport | 45.080   Rails and railway components



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This WI defines the measuring procedures to assess the dynamic properties of the track and the roughness level of rails. It covers the following subjects:

1. Definition of data acquisition and processing procedures to determine track vibration decay with distance for both vertical and lateral direction under measured excitation;

2. rail roughness measurement protocol application.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2001/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2001 on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system


Life cycle


EN 15461:2008
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Nov 3, 2010