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The number of inhabitants who live in the impact area of major railways outside urban areas and are exposed to rail traffic noise has not changed significantly in the past years. In 2017, around 7,000 inhabitants were exposed to high noise levels throughout the day and around 10,700 inhabitants during the night. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of inhabitants who are exposed to high rail traffic noise did not decrease.


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Figure HR03-1: Number of people exposed to different noise levels throughout the day along rails outside urban areas
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Noise source Unit 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74  > 75
Rails 2007 num. 5594 2593 1112 435 317
Rails 2012 num. 9247 4585 3214 2375 1370
Rails 2017 num. 10316 5223 3466 2265 1326
Figure HR03-2: Number of people exposed to different noise levels during the night along rails outside urban areas
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Noise source Unit 50-55 55-59 60-64 65-69  > 70
Rails 2007 num. 4456 2419 955 359 293
Rails 2012 num. 7717 3645 2966 2166 1073
Rails 2017 num. 8719 4885 2993 1966 828

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