Designing a smoother and quieter passenger experience

Watch this webinar to hear from industry experts as they explore the challenges and highlight the benefits for the successful application of noise absorbers in mainline and urban rail transportation.

Noise and vibration levels in the vicinity of railways are a much more major environmental challenge for the railway sector than ever before. Furthermore, a competitive railway transportation system demands better passenger comfort which can lead to improved passenger experience, and therefore increased passenger satisfaction.

During this webinar, the speakers explored the source, relevance and typology of noise coming from rail-bound vehicles in operation, plus they will discuss some of the available solutions for reducing rolling and squealing noise and how by utilising absorbers mounted on rolling stock wheels can achieve results.

Furthermore, the speakers delivered a case study to explore the collaboration and experience between an operator, a rolling stock manufacturer and a wheelset manufacturer, plus provide general description of procedures and how to get to a proposal for the solution (for defined train, track and noise reduction target).

Key learning points:

  • Explore the types of noise from rail-bound operation and understand the impact of vehicle and track.
  • Learn where the challenges and opportunities are for rolling stock operators and manufacturers to make the passenger experience quieter and smoother.
  • Learn from Metro Prague and Siemens and how they developed the fleet to meet the challenge of noise and LCC.


Marcel Ujfaluši

Marcel Ujfaluši, Business Development, Strategy, Marketing & Sales, GHH-BONATRANS

Marcel has 20 years of worldwide experience in business development, sales and marketing of high added value engineering products. For the last eight years he has been part of ERWA, a committee of UNIFE, dedicated to promotion of benefits, lifecycle cost improvement and standardisation of wheelsets for rail vehicles.

Petr BonatransPetr Kucharczyk, Technical Sales Specialist, BONATRANS GROUP a.s.

Petr has been working in various product and sales management positions around wheelsets for more than 20 years. Having mechanical engineering background, he further acquired university degree in economics.

David TichotaDavid Tichota at Siemens Mobility

David has been working in railway sector for nearly 20 years. He began working in technical support in purchasing for Bombardier. Since 2008 he has worked for Siemens Mobility in the train maintenance business, where he is project manager for the full service maintenance of the M1 metro fleet and leading the workshop of 130 employees.

PetrPetr Husak at Metro Prague

Petr has been working in Prague Public Transport Company since the early 1990s. After graduating with a master degree of railway vehicles field of study he has worked in various roles from worker, driver and engineer, to his current position as Head of the Operations and Technology Metro Rolling Stock department.


Is the webinar free?
Yes – there is no charge to watch the webinar, either live or on-demand.

When will the webinar take place?
The webinar will take place live on 14 June at 10:00 BST

I’m busy. Can I watch it later?
The webinar will become available to watch on-demand shortly after the live webinar takes place.

What are the benefits of attending live?
During the live webinar, you’ll be able to ask the speakers your questions, which will then be answered during the live Q&A session towards the end of the webinar.

How long will the webinar be?
This webinar will last for up to one hour.

Who will be moderating?
Craig Waters, Editor, Global Railway Review 

What do I need to watch this webinar?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection. Be sure to use headphones if in an office environment.

Do I receive a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate if you attend the webinar live. The certificate will be sent with your on-demand video link.