Positions 08 Mar 2019

CER Position Paper on noise differentiated track access charges

CER welcomes the evaluation of the Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/429, setting out the modalities for the application of the charging of the cost of noise effects. Following the recent adoption of TSI Noise, CER believes that targeted public funding will be crucial for a speedy retrofitting in Europe. Noise differentiated track access charges (NDTAC) through bonuses for retrofitted wagons could be complementary to EU (through the Connected Europe Facility) and national funding to incentivise further use of retrofitted wagons on the European rail network. The implementation of NDTAC should remain voluntary in each Member State.

Read more in this CER Position Paper.