BALIN research project
The multi-year research project BALIN researches the effects of night-time station lighting on insects and potential countermeasures, in order to be able to produce recommendations for action and regulations. By refitting insect-friendly lighting, we are examining the effects on the insect fauna at six stations. A total of 36 insect traps were installed at the stations in Westhavelland and the mast lights on the platforms were changed. Collecting the traps and evaluating samples started in September 2022 and should be completed by mid-2024.