Since December 2017 railway undertakings can receive a discount on the infrastructure charge, a so called noise bonus from ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, if they use retrofitted (quiet composite brakes) freight wagons. This noise bonus is a noise-differentiated track access charge component in accordance with the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/429, setting the terms for charges due to the effects of noise, thereby giving an incentive to retrofit freight wagons with low-noise braking technology. laermbonus.at (noise bonus) supports you as you can register all retrofitted freight wagons in this online tool.
How you benefit
- Simple one-time registration of retrofitted freight wagons
- No further bonus claim with ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG necessary for receiving the noise bonus (discount on infrastructure charge)
- Automated forwarding to the European-wide data base („Single Entry Point“) in line with a uniform European railway area
- Straightforward claiming of various bonuses in all participating countries
Railway undertakings and wagon keepers can have access to laermbonus.at.
Simply click on: „Registration noise bonus“ and fill out the email completely. Alternatively you can also register directly in the application.