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Retrofitting brakes of VPI member companies for noise reduction
CEF Transport
Call year:
Location of the Action:
Implementation schedule: 
May 2019 to December 2023

VPI European Rail Service GmbH VERS (Germany)

Transport mode:
Last modified: 
April 2022



The Action contributes to European objectives in terms of reducing rail freight noise by retrofitting wagons' braking system with composite brake blocks. This will allow respecting noise limit according to the European Commission Regulation.

The implementation of the Action will result in reducing wagons' noise emission on the European railway network and aims at decreasing the level of noise that affect people living close to railway lines.

The Action covers 9,298 wagons (including 8,787 of S and 511 of SS type).