Spain: Getzner know-how and materials used in railway construction
The new Goya railway station in the centre of the northern Spanish city of Zaragoza opened at the beginning of April 2012. It forms the final link between the two terminals on the main commuter line.
The Cercanías Zaragoza suburban railway started regular service for Expo 2008. Since then, the new S-Bahn line C1 has been connected to the AVE station Zaragoza-Delicias - and the high-speed line Madrid-Barcelona has been connected to the inner-city network. Getzner was responsible for the elastic decoupling of the carriageway during the construction of the Estación de Goya station. A lightweight mass-spring system based on the material Sylomer® was used to efficiently protect the neighboring buildings.
As part of a project study, the accompanying engineering consultants calculated the expected insertion loss of the Getzner solution. Project manager Stefan Werner from Getzner's Bürs site explains what is so special about it as follows: "Getzner was already able to fully meet the requirements for the lightweight mass-spring system with a 20 mm thick Sylomer® mat. The Spanish construction company Sacyr laid the vibration-insulating mats under our supervision within one day". Getzner is thus making a valuable contribution to effectively and sustainably protecting the station and surrounding buildings from noise and vibrations.