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Riga Technical University (RTU) Institute of Rail Transport has been created in 1992 on the basis of the Leningrad Institute of Railway Transportation Engineers Riga branch.

Leningrad Institute of Railway Transport Engineers of Riga branch was created in 1965 with the aim to improve education level in the Baltic rail. At that time the Baltic railway included Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Kaliningrad area.

More than 3200 former Riga branch students later became engineers in the railway transport organizations, most of it are still working. When Institute became part of the RTU, students the first two courses are taught in one of the eight RTU training profiles, then choosing the Institute program and Professor, which continues training.

RTU Institute of Railway Transport implemented two higher education programs "Rail Transport" and "Electric Systems of Railway", where students are also educated on rail noise emissions. Institute of Railway Transport has an experience in the implementation of three projects related to the management of railway noise:

  1. "Railway rolling stock noise measurement result processing and mapping methodologies for development", which is designed for railway rolling stock noise practical measurement processing methodology and the experimental measurements, developed a strategic noise map compilation methodology using "CadnaA" software, coaching LDz team of specialists for the use of railway rolling stock noise measurement;
  2. "Railway rolling stock noise exposure and distribution in mathematical modelling and experimental studies", which made the rolling noise mathematical prediction model, experimental noise levels studies and comparisons with the results of the statistical model;
  3. "Rail acoustic emission modelling in city intellectual transport systems", where the rail transport related noise spreading mathematical modelling, experimental noise level studies and professional training.

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