Quiet wagons mandatory by 2020

Noisy freight wagons will effectively be banned from the German national rail network from December 2020.

GERMANY: Noisy freight wagons will effectively be banned from the national rail network from the December 13 2020 timetable change, after Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt announced on March 30 that the Bundestag had passed legislation requiring the use of low-noise freight wagons as part of his ‘Quiet Rail Strategy’.

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