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Grand Paris Express silences its work on site

Société du Grand Paris has published a White Paper that sets out its plans to minimise the noise generated during construction work for the Grand Paris Express.

The project promoter said its “Silent Yard” paper creates a toolbox to limit the noise pollution resulting from ground engineering work and hopes it will be used by the wider industry, as well as contractors working on the Grand Paris Express.

Société du Grand Paris has said that it will have 300 construction sites operating between now and 2030 to build the new metros planned under the Grand Paris Express project. It says that although these works are already subject to numerous measures to limit nuisance, it believes there is more that can be done to reduce the impact.

Using work on Line 15, which started in June 2016, as a case study, Société du Grand Paris is using the White Paper to share the experience gained on the site.

The White Paper has been prepared with assistance from external organisations, including ENSCI-Les Ateliers sound design researcher Roland Cahen, construction site accoustic specialist Bertrand Masson and designers Gael Hietin and Atelier GH. The project team has also drawn on experience from work on Crossrail in London and Noord-zuidijn in Amsterdam.

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