Award for Sixense contribution to quieter railways

Sixense, in partnership with S V Acoustic, have had our work with South Western Railway’s ambition to deliver a quieter railway service recognised at the Noise Abatement Society’s John Connel Awards.


The ‘Silent Approach Award’ acknowledges significant advances in industry best practice to minimise noise from operations and logistics by developing proven noise reduction initiatives. Sixense and S V Acoustic received a ‘Highly Commended’ award, with the organsiers noting the following –


“This acoustic partnership and one of the UK’s largest Train Operating Companies (TOCs) have worked for over 4 years on a range of innovative noise strategy & management initiatives. Key aspects include: pro-active noise assessment of key sites & business activities; the first UK TOC DfT approved Noise Management Strategy; topic-specific noise guidance notes; noise training across the business; a bespoke “noiseplanner” – to capture and analyse noise data; and customised managerial, physical and behavioural noise management plans, resulting in significant real world noise and complaint reduction.”


If your ambition is to reduce the noise polution from your business’s operations, please do not hesitate to contact us for a discussion on how we can support you too!