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Noise TSI

In line with the proportionality principle, this TSI sets out the optimal level of harmonisation related to specifications on the rolling stock subsystem (for both locomotives and passenger rolling stock and, freight wagons) intended to limit the noise emission of the railway system of the European Union.

Quieter routes

The European Union Agency for Railways published the quieter routes provided by the Member States in accordance with Appendix D.1 of the Noise TSI. It also publishes the maps illustrating the quieter routes if provided by the Member States and if the Member States have not provided the quieter routes in the Register of Infrastructure.

This webpage is being continuously updated. Last update was done on 08/01/2021.

A quieter route means a part of the railway infrastructure with a minimum length of 20 km on which the average number of daily operated freight trains during the night-time as defined in national legislation transposing Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council was higher than 12.

Related guidance

Guide for the application of the NOI TSI (EN Version 1.0 – 16_05_2019).pdf

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Guide for the application of the NOI TSI (EN Version 1.0 – 26_08_2011).pdf

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