2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway


Noise protection for particularly affected Middle Rhine Valley area

In the year under review, there were two meetings of the Advisory Board for a Quieter Middle Rhine Valley, in which there were in-depth discussions between DB Group and those affected. An on-site visit was also made to further improve noise protection for residents in the Middle Rhine Valley. Some 70 noise protection measures, such as special noise dampers or shielding systems on the rails, noise protection walls and palings, will further reduce rail transport noise in the vicinity of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage site between Koblenz/Lahnstein and Bingen/Rüdesheim. A total of about € 139 million will be invested in additional noise reduction projects on both sides of the Rhine in the coming years.