Noise Charges in Railway Infrastructure: A Pricing Schedule Based on the Marginal Cost Principle
In order to mitigate the negative effects of transportation and to achieve a competitive transport sector, infrastructure charges in the European Union shall be based on short-run marginal costs. This paper shows that railway-noise charges can be estimated using already obtained knowledge of monetary and acoustical noise evaluation. Most European countries have standardised calculation methods for total noise level, which can be used to estimate the marginal acoustical effect. Based on a Swedish case study (with a relatively high number of exposed individuals), railway-noise charges are estimated at 0.026, 0.099 and 0.89 EUR/km for commuter, high-speed and freight trains, respectively.
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|Date of creation:||22 Jun 2006|
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|Publication status:||Published in Transport Policy, 2007, pages 204-213.|
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