Nearly 100 percent of rail freightwagons will have silent brakes by 2025; this is the result of European legislation. A great ambition! Much better, however, is that European Gateway Services (EGS) already operates these wagons between Rotterdam and Venlo and between Rotterdam and Southern Germany since 2014.
Traction partner RTB Cargo has since then equipped all its railwagons with such brakes. With 24 trains a week between Rotterdam and Venlo, EGS and RTB Cargo make a significant contribution to a quieter Brabant route. EGS and RTB Cargo have always been looking far ahead for sustainable, safe and silent freight transport.