European Railway Agency - ERA

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Noise TSI Quieter routes

Noise TSI Quieter routes

6 Feb 2020

The European Union Agency for Railways publishes the lists of quieter routes provided by the Member States in accordance with the Noise TSI. It also publishes the maps illustrating the quieter routes if provided by the Member States.

Quieter routes are those, in which there is a high level of freight trains operated during night. More precisely, quieter routes are ‘part of the railway infrastructure with a minimum length of 20 km on which the average number of daily operated freight trains during the nigh-time as defined in national legislation transposing Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council was higher than 12.’

Only wagons compliant with the Noise TSI are allowed to operate on quieter routes from 8th December 2024.

For more information, please navigate to the dedicated part of the ERA website.