On the right track to safety and noise reduction
Reducing noise pollution while protecting against fire are key priorities for this busy train station
Around 140 trains per hour and an estimated 90,000 passengers pass through Farringdon Station every day. It is also part of a massive new Crossrail infrastructure project, which will bring 1.5 million more people within a 45-minute commute of central London.
Crossrail’s priority was to design a safe and comfortable space for commuters to pass through. Specifically, the company needed to minimise sound propagation alongside new platforms and through train tunnels to improve the commuting experience. For Farringdon Station, ROCKWOOL Rw3 insulation face slabs were chosen to meet the exceptionally strict acoustic standards of London Underground Limited (LUL).
In addition, Rw3 achieves A1 fire classification in accordance with BS EN 13501 for non-combustibility. Being a semi-rigid product, Rw3 also made life easier for the contractors since it was easy to cut and friction-fit alongside platforms and in tunnels.
Modern life can be stressful and busy, especially for commuters using public transport. With the support of ROCKWOOL stone wool, Crossrail has created a more comfortable environment with reduced noise pollution from trains and pedestrian traffic.
Farringdon Station has been future-proofed in terms of fire safety, which is paramount in such a busy and confined public space. In addition, the chosen solution will serve the needs of the station and improve the daily commuting experience for many thousands of passengers, for years to come.