GERMAN Rail (DB) and VTG have released the interim results of the “Innovative Freight Wagon” research project to construct and test lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient freight wagons, with four types of test vehicles completing more than half of the 150,000 test kilometres since coming into operation in March.
GERMANY’s minister for transport and digital infrastructure Mr Alexander Dobrindt has introduced draft legislation aimed at banning the operation of freight wagons which are deemed to be too noisy. If approved, the ruling would come into effect after the end of 2020.
GERMANY's Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has invited bids for the construction and testing of innovative freight wagons as part of the federal government's Quiet Track strategy to invest around €1bn by 2020 in measures to curb noise from rail operations.
VOSSLOH Rail Services (VRS) and Düsseldorf's Rheinbahn marked the 17th International Noise Awareness day on April 30 by showcasing Vossloh's prototype High Speed Grinding (HSG) City track maintenance machine during an event at Rheinbahn's Lierenfelder Straße depot.