Annoyance from environmental noise and vibration, from rail transportation networks, is widely considered an environmental assessment endpoint, which could be taken as a basis for evaluating the impact and annoyance to the residents. Environmental noise and vibration monitoring programs have been proven to be a critical framework in sustainability assessments of inter- and semi-urban rail networks.

People annoyed by noise may experience a variety of negative responses, such as anger, disappointment, dissatisfaction, withdrawal, helplessness, depression, anxiety, distraction, agitation, or exhaustion. There is a correlation between the way people perceive rail noise and rail-induced vibration. With the increase in ground-borne sound pressure levels, the number of people expressing annoyance and complaints about vibration has peaked. Airborne noise and vibration caused by the same source, that is, rail-wheel interaction also interact.

Veneklasen takes pride in executing a full assessment of all measured results and noise levels. The assessments define a common approach intended to avoid, prevent, or reduce on a prioritized basis the harmful effects (including annoyance) occurring due to exposure to environmental noise, an assessment much needed indeed in major urban centres. Veneklasen’ s assessment aims at the implementation of appropriate noise barriers with synthetic axes, upon which the total aesthetical and acoustic adaptation is based to fulfil the need for adequate noise protection criteria and full aesthetic consistency of the outcome with the built-up surrounding landscape.