Studies and Reports

NDTAC Impact on return of investment for retrofitting of railway wagons

Studies by Maria Price and Markus Vaerst


The study examines the cost impact of the NDTAC Scheme on the investments towards retrofitting and operation of rail freight wagons.  It finds out that the NDTAC system which should provide bonus for retrofitted wagons is not sufficient to balance out the investments.  A positive return of investment is only possible in countries where there is either no ban date in place, or where there are committed subsidies for retrofitting and a bonus specifically dedicated for operational costs.

UIP guidelines on CEF calls for noise reduction

Guidelines developed by UIP Staff

 

This UIP Guidelines should facilitate the submission of project proposals for EU funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The guidelines have been prepared in a Q&A Format to guide members and individual Keepers through the application process. It focuses on project proposals for noise reduction.

Projects for noise reduction are funded under the TEN-T Annual Calls which support studies and deployment activities for the Trans European transport network. CEF funding offers 20% reimbursement of the eligible costs for retrofitting of rail freight wagons. The evaluation and selection process for project proposals is managed by the INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency), which is also responsible for awarding the funds and monitoring the realisation of the approved projects under their relevant programmes.



 

 

UIP technical note on operational aspects of using LL brake blocks

Guidelines developed by UIP Topical Committee Interoperability

 

 In April 2015 the UIP (Technical Committee “Economic Evaluation”) provided its national members with the detailed report “Noise – State of play”.  This report describes the status of the various initiatives taking place both at EU level and at member state level (including Switzerland) to reduce noise from rail freight traffic, and it contains appropriate recommendations for pursuing these strategies further at both levels. The report will be continually updated to reflect developments.