May 10, 2018
Tram lines in Moscow will be equipped with anti-vibration mats.
In 2018, anti-vibration mats will be installed on Moscow's tram lines. This will reduce the level of vibration from the trams traffic on the roads by 30%, - said Alexander Polyakov, director of SUE "MosgortransNIIproekt". Anti-vibration mats will appear on the Novospassky bridge and Bolshaya Kalitnikovskaya street on three kilometers of tram tracks. This year, this section of roads will be repaired within the program for the major repair of tram lines.
"From trams traffic vibrations occur, and they may affect the facades of buildings. Mats will reduce these vibrations. Their installation will begin in the warm season. Installation of the mats will be held during the overhaul of tram tracks. In the future, it is planned to use anti-vibration mats in other areas close to residential buildings," - said Alexander Polyakov.
For the first time, anti-vibration mats in the capital were laid in the spring of 2017 on a 100-meter section of Krasnokazarmennaya Street. After the tests it turned out that the vibration level was reduced by 30%.
Tram lines produce 15% less noise and vibration compared to the road. The road noise is 82 dB, and tram tracks noise is 71 dB. At the same time, tram cars can simultaneously carry up to 260 people, while the maximum car capacity is up to eight people.
In Moscow, there is a program for the major repair of tram lines until 2020. For three years, according to the program, more than 60 kilometers of tram lines should be updated.
SUE "MosgortransNIIproekt" is a multidisciplinary Research and Design Institute, a part of the Moscow transport complex. The specificity of the Institute is solving problems of improving the operation and development of urban transport.