Wagon noise abatement 02/08/07

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The European rail sector welcomes the fact that the European Commission is taking up the topic of retrofitting existing rail freight wagons in order to reduce noise emission. In their joint contribution to a Commission consultation which closed yesterday, the rail transport associations CER, EIM, ERFA, UIC, UIP and UIRR requested that noise abatement measures must not jeopardise the sector’s competitiveness and the railways’ role in a sustainable transport system.

Therefore the rail freight sector asks the Commission to provide financial schemes to allow public investments in rolling-stock retrofitting rather than investing into passive noise abatement measures and thus help Member States saving money.

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Press Release 01 08 07 DE EN