New overall concept of the voluntary noise redemption program 2019
At the beginning of 2019, the BMVI published the new overall concept of the voluntary noise remediation program on existing rail lines. Due to the lowered trigger values and the elimination of the rail bonus, the entire rail network had to be reconsidered and assessed again. The new overall concept now includes about 6,500 km of lines to be renovated regarding noise pollution in over 2,200 cities and municipalities. Parallel to this, the funding guidelines for the program were updated and subsequently published. For the first time, the new directive provides opportunities in the design of noise barriers and now takes into account buildings that were erected up to January 1, 2015. This means that even more people will receive better noise remediation than previously.