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One of ISRNM project aims is the EU rail noise applied method RMR adaptation for the 1520 mm gauge railway. The project activity B2 - RMR method adaptation and improvement  will be worked out by specialists from  RTU Institute of Railway Transport. In June 2014 they completed the theoretical part of the RMR method analysis and compiled the next steps of experimental research plan.

ISRNM project leading specialist Dr. Andrew Baranovskis from RTU believes that implementation of the plan and RMR method adaptation is possible in cooperation and  consultation process with colleagues from other countries, with using their experience and technical capabilities.

A.Baranovskis: -  At the moment we are sure what to do and how to develop a methodology for RMR adaptation for 1520 mm railway gauge. Nevertheless,  the realization of such a scale of activity is not possible only on a theoretical basis. This requires for a special equipment and instruments that are not available in Latvia. We see a solution for this problem in cooperation with the Technical University of Poznan in Poland. Railway Transport Department of this University has a long-term  experience with  noise and vibration research  and owns a laboratory for experiments. In the RTU we continue to develop the integrated rail noise and vibration monitoring methods, but testing and experiments we practice in Poznan laboratory.

In parallel with these works RTU specialists make ​​and put together a large-scale of the railway noise measurement data from the Skirotava station region in Riga. These data and repeated measurements after a innovative anti-noise wall construction  will be one of the main reference points for evaluating the effectiveness of the wall by the end of the ISRNM project.