2011 Mobility Prize

Sound Insulated Track System of Vienna’s Tram

2011 Mobility Prize

Sound Insulated Track System of Vienna’s Tram

FCP was awarded the 2011 Mobility Prize as partner of Wiener Linien (Vienna‚Äôs public transport operator). The project ‚ÄúSound Insulated Track System‚ÄĚ was awarded the prize in the category ‚Äútechnological infrastructure‚Äú.

The developed sound insulated track system is a tram system with minimized vibration. The significantly more massive track supporting layer compared to the conventional system which is bedded on an elastic surface bearing (rubber granulate mat) absorbs the vibrations created during the passage of trams.

This system can both minimize the vibrations and the ground-borne noise immissions in the adjoining buildings.