The AAE Group is refitting 70 special container flat wagons with low noise brakes for its Swiss customer Railcare. The replacement of the classic cast iron brake blocks with LL-brake blocks reduces the noise emission by 10 decibels. This reduces the noise of passing wagons by about half. “We will not only be more environmentally friendly, but quieter as well”, Hanspeter Schweizer, Head of Fleet Management at Coop subsidiary Railcare said. The first wagons have already been retrofitted.
The AAE Group is a pioneer when it comes to low noise wagons in Europe and has already fitted almost 3,000 wagons with the so-called whispering brakes.