TGV : more than 30 million euros against noise pollution unbearable

More than € 30 million must be incurred by the State and local communities to help reduce the noise lines of a high-speed train Bretagne-pays-de-la-Loire and So

TGV : more than 30 million euros against noise pollution unbearable

More than € 30 million must be incurred by the State and local communities to help reduce the noise lines of a high-speed train Bretagne-pays-de-la-Loire and South-Europe-Atlantic, announced the ministry of Transport this Thursday. A report of the general council of the environment and sustainable development (CGEDD), commissioned from 2018 after complaints from local residents, concluded that "if the noise is limited, on average, the situation remains unbearable for the residents by reason of those peaks" of noise "raised during the passage of trains".

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As a result, "the work will be carried out to deal with these situations, depending on the case by an adaptation of the infrastructure or the insulation of houses," says the ministry of Transportation in a press release today. "With the measures we will take, the local residents impacted will benefit from the protection works sound necessary," said the minister, Elizabeth Terminal, which is cited in the press release. "Everyone can count on my total commitment to evolve the framework in the future to better take into account these noise peaks".

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The total cost of these works is estimated to be 11 million euros on the line Bretagne-pays-de-la-Loire and 22 million on the line South-Europe-Atlantic, still shows the news, according to the report of the CGEDD suggests that the support should be distributed 50% to the State and 50% for the regions concerned, namely Brittany, pays-de-Loire and New-Aquitaine. "The Minister has instructed the Prefects of region concerned to continue discussions on this basis, in view of the financing agreements that will need to be signed in the summer," says the ministry.

Updated Date: 05 May 2019, 00:00

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