First mass-spring system in Scotland

In the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, a new tramline from the city centre to the airport is currently under construction. The modern connection will shorten journey times on the current bus route by approximately 10 minutes to around 20 minutes. Special sound and vibration protection requirements will apply in the city centre. Getzner’s vibration protection solution ensures that all the criteria set out in these requirements will be met.

“There are higher sound insulation and vibration protection requirements on some sections of the track, for example, in the Haymarket and St. Andrew Square areas. Our Sylomer® mats protect against vibration and noise and will be very effective in meeting these requirements. The proven high-tech Sylomer® material reduces disruptive vibrations very effectively”, explains project manager Lukas Mayer.

Siemens AG and construction company Bilfinger Berger are jointly responsible for the construction project. Getzner on-site technical staff and the Scottish sales partner Lesmac subjected the construction site to a thorough inspection.

The mass-spring system protects local residents and buildings from noise and vibrations. It has also helped increase ride comfort on the tram and  the improved connection is reducing traffic levels. The new track is scheduled to become operational in 2014.


First mass-spring system in Scotland

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New Rail Pad brochure available now

At Innotrans 2012 in Berlin, Getzner have presented the new brochure “Rail Pads”. You can download this brochure on our website now. Brochure Rail Pads EN

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London Underground Renovations


The new case study “London Underground” is available. Learn more about the project:

  • Track renovation for London underground
  • Solution: Padded railway sleepers as protection against vibrations


  • Reduction in sound transmission through tunnel walls,
  • Elastic pads on bottoms and outsides of sleepers,
  • Significant cost benefits through efficient preparatory work in sleeper works

Case Study London Underground




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EcoBuild was a great success

View here some impressions from the exhibition

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Getzner exhibiting at ecobuild in London

Ecobuild is one of the biggest events in the world for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Exhibitors represent the complete spectrum of sustainable construction products, for new build and refurbishment, residential and commercial projects.

Getzner joins this reputable exhibition in order to present its products and solutions.

Meet the experts at the Austrian Pavillion.

Date: 20.-22.03.2012
Location: ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, E16 1XL London, Großbritannien
Hall: Austrian Pavillion | S510, S520, S610, S620

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Sylomer sleeper pads for Thameslink

On the Thameslink route at Blackfriars Bridge, right in the heart of the City of London, Network Rail renewed the station and also the track superstructure. For the renewal of the ballasted track before and on the bridge, new ballast and new sleepers were installed in 2010 and 2011.

To reduce structure borne noise, Network Rail decided to use concrete sleepers fitted with under sleeper pads.

The concrete sleepers were manufactured by CEMEX Rail products in Birmingham. Lesmac Flexible Solutions delivered the Sylomer under sleeper pads to CEMEX and the Sylomer pads were installed during the production process of the concrete sleepers. This assured no additional work during installation of the new sleepers at Blackfriars Bridge.

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Sleeper pads for London Underground

In July and August 2011, the track of the London Underground District Line was completely renovated between Paddington and High Street Kensington stations in the city centre. In addition to new ballast and new rails, the track section of this very busy Underground line was fitted with new sleepers incorporating Getzner pads. London Underground installed around 8,000 sleeper pads for concrete and wooden sleepers. As well as protecting the track superstructure, the elastically mounted sleepers protect residential buildings from vibrations. This concerns the large number of residential buildings located directly adjacent to the tracks in central London.

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