Railway Noise Section

Field of Railways
  • Prepares technical and legislative documentation on railway noise abatement and keeps abreast of the status of technology at national and international levels;
  • Responsible for approving environmental impact assessments and renovation plans for installations;
  • Fosters the training of members of federal and cantonal authorities, organisations and private consultants.

Field of Spatial Planning
  • Concerned with noise abatement in relation to development planning, in particular the specification of sensitivity levels and the designation and development of building zones and their infrastructure;
  • Approves the cantonal master plans and development schemes;
  • Analyses the effects of noise exposure on development planning, and monitors enforcement of the Noise Abatement Ordinance.



Fredy Fischer

Fredy Fischer
head of section
Responsibilities: section management, railway noise, spatial planning
Tel.: +41 58 462 68 93
E-mail: noise@bafu.admin.ch

Andreas Catillaz
deputy head of section
Responsibilities: spatial planning, GeoIG, GIS
Tel.: +41 58 465 38 91
E-mail: noise@bafu.admin.ch

Dominik Aeby
Responsibilities: GIS, sonBASE
Tel.: +41 58 462 93 78
E-mail: noise@bafu.admin.ch

Sandro Ferrari
Responsibilities: railway noise, opinions
Tel.: +41 58 463 06 79
E-mail: noise@bafu.admin.ch

Franz Kuster
Responsibilities: departmental research and investment aid, statements
Tel.: +41 58 469 28 74
E-mail: noise@bafu.admin.ch

Trond Maag
Responsibilities: urban sound environment and spatial planning
Tel.: +41 58 463 86 29
E-mail: noise@bafu.admin.ch

Last modification 25.01.2022

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Noise and NIR Division

Postal address
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices
Monbijoustrasse 40, 3003 Bern

Tel.: +41 58 462 92 49

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