An acoustic wall system from ASKIN Performance Panels was installed at Victoria’s Rosanna Train Station to minimise transmission of railway traffic noise to the neighbouring residential apartments.

Part of the $395 million Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade, the train station was built following the removal of the Rosanna Station level crossing. The new station features elevated platforms and improved facilities.

Since the new railway platform was built adjacent to residential apartments, it required an acoustic wall to minimise the noise from railway traffic. The solution also needed to be a non-combustible cladding system, given the station’s close proximity to the multi-residential development. Noise regulations mandated that the panel component of the wall system required a minimum Rw rating of 31.

Additionally, the wall needed to visually blend in with the existing feature screening used throughout the train station’s design.

ASKIN Performance Panels manufactured and installed ViviD Volcore panels with a seamless profile in COLORBOND Monument colour.

ASKIN ViviD came with a custom designed multi-coloured rib system to attach to the Volcore panel to match the existing screening and roofing profile without impacting the acoustic performance of the panels.

ASKIN Volcore acoustic wall panels are effective for any noise reduction application for residential apartments, large warehouses, and sources of loud noises such as railways and train stations. Key benefits also include multiple colour and design options to meet brief requirements, quick and easy installation, and non-combustible properties.

The acoustic wall at Victoria’s Rosanna Train Station separates the nearby housing from train station noise whilst blending in aesthetically. With the increasing development of new transportation hubs and rail stations across the country, the need for acoustic walls with a high fire performance core is vital for protecting the environment and keeping the peace within local communities.