Freight trains are just as loud as trucks. Both have a sound level of 90 dB (decibels). The pain barrier, in other words the noise level considered hazardous to health, lies between 120 and 130 dB. Nevertheless, the noise caused by freight trains is particularly disturbing for people living near railway lines.
New, low-noise braking systems will ensure that trains become nearly 50% quieter in future.
Read more about the adaptation of the Rail Cargo wagon fleet to these new braking systems on our blog.