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Safety for rail passengers

Passengers using public transport naturally expect to travel in comfort and safety. As the inventors of safety flooring, Altro create solutions that directly address the costly risks presented by potential slips, trips and falls. Our products are designed to help protect against the effects that external contaminants and general surface wear can commonly have on passenger safety.

Exposure to contaminants such as water, ice, dust and even spillages is unavoidable for any vehicle with passengers boarding from different climates and environments. To combat this, Altro flooring contains a variety of aggregates which create additional surface friction to safeguard passenger footing.

Maintaining contact

The presence of surface contaminants – in even the smallest amounts – can reduce contact between the floor and the sole of passengers’ shoes. When subjected to the downward pressure of passengers’ feet, the aggregates in Altro floors are able to penetrate surface contaminants to maintain the contact between the floor and shoe.

Sustained performance

At peak times, passengers will often be standing while the vehicle is in motion, making effective slip-resistance essential. Many alternative materials depend on grooved surfaces to provide this, however, these are prone to wear and can require regular maintenance to ensure performance. The natural resilience of the mineral aggregates used in Altro transport floors actually enhances durability and provides slip resistance for the life of the product.

Altro Transflor Met installed in a Virgin Trains buffet car