Railways: Noise:Written question - 3753

Asked by Stephen Kerr

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Asked on: 10 July 2017
Department for Transport
Railways: Noise
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Network Rail on noise and vibration pollution caused by certain types of freight wagons in use on the rail network; and whether any changes to regulations (a) have been or (b) are under consideration to reduce noise and vibration pollution.
Answered by: Paul Maynard
Answered on: 13 July 2017

The Department frequently holds discussions with Network Rail about the environmental impact of the railway, including measures to mitigate noise and vibration.

More widely, the UK has also been involved in discussions with the European Commission and other EU Member States about proposed changes to the Technical Specifications for Interoperability that deals with Noise and how this might apply to freight wagons. These discussions are still ongoing.

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