Innovative noise reDUCTION project I-LENA
In order to expand the portfolio for noise reduction measuresno. 54 on infrastructure, the BMDV and DB Netz AG launched the initiative “Innovative and application-oriented noise reduction testing” (Initiative Lärmschutz-Erprobung neu und anwendungsorientiert; I-LENA) in April 2016, which was completed in 2020. The project gave manufacturers of noise reduction technologies the opportunity to have their innovations tested under real operating conditions on test lines in order to examine the acoustic effectiveness of their solutions. In 2021, the last reports on the acoustic measurements were completed. Given the project’s positive experience with an established measurement concept and suitable test sections, we welcome the activities currently being planned by the German Center for Rail Transport Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Schienenverkehrsforschung; DZSF) as part of LärmLab 21.