Noise abatement of freight wagons concluded

In railway traffic, noise abatement is an important environmental issue and a constantly closer target also thanks to the support provided by the Government of the Swiss Federation.


Hupac has systematically adapted its own wagons according to the directives on noise reduction and is heralding the development and implementation of “whisper brakes”. 100% of current wagon fleet owned by Hupac has been fitted with low-noise brakes made with synthetic materials.


Unlike the old metal brakes made of grey cast iron, the so called K pad does not deform the running surface of the wheels which remains smooth thus making the train run up to 10 decibels quieter.