Jabben J, Potma CJM, den Hollander HA, van Wijnen HJ
RIVM Report 2014-0021
In 2012, new noise legislation was introduced to Dutch national roads and railways. This legislation sets limits on noise levels along the entire infrastructure. The road and railway authorities, Rijkswaterstaat and ProRail, must ensure the limits are not exceeded, and justify this by an annual calculation. The legislation provides that the calculation results must be validated by independent measurements. The RIVM conducts this research and will report on it annually.
This report describes the measurement program and gives the first results obtained in 2013 at 52 locations along the Dutch major roads and railways. The program provides for continued measurements and research into differences with calculation results as soon as they become available for 2013.