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Interior Solutions for the Rail Industry


The 3M range caters for a wide variety of interior applications in both train construction and refurbishment. From larger jobs such as attachment of flooring and ceiling/ wall panels, to graffiti protection and anti slip surfacing, 3M is helping to make Britain's trains safer and more efficient.

Rail Flooring Solutions:

Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesive 7231 B/A

Ideal for bonding flooring to train carriages. The new train flooring can be walked on within 6 - 8 hours, and there is no need to weigh it down, saving over four hours in labour time. The adhesive also carries the necessary British Standards including fire, smoke and toxicity tests carried out in the UK to BS 6853 Class 1 & 2, as well as BS476 Part 7 Class 1 for both aluminium and plywood.

Alternatively, for bonding flooring to train carraige surfaces that have had previous flooring bonding used (hence having remaining bonding present), use the Scotch-Weld™ Structural Flooring Adhesive 7231 HV, similar to 7231 B/A, but with additional viscosity for surfaces not ideal for bonding. Find out where to buy.



Structural Adhesives

Safety-Walk™ Anti-Slip Surfacing for train carriages

Safety-Walk slip resistant materials help protect against slips and falls on trains. Safety-Walk products are available in treads and matting and come in a variety of pre-cut, easy to apply shapes, sizes, colours and grades for virtually any surface. View the Safety-Walk section for more information on anti slip surfaces and train carraige flooring safety or find out where to buy.

3M™ Safety-Walk™ Anti-Slip Surfacing

Nomad™ Entrance Matting for train carriages

Nomad Entrance Matting keeps your train floors clean and dry. Tough and built to last, Terra™   Matting removes heavy soil indoors or outside, and Optima™ Matting protects against both dirt and moisture inside rail carriages. Aqua™  Matting is perfect for fine dirt and water inside trains. And now we have the brand new Nomad Modular Matting System. For more information on how Nomad Matting can help you achieve clean and dry train floors that reduce the risk of slips and falls, visit the Nomad Entrance Matting section of our Facilities Cleaning and Care website. Alternatively, find out where to buy.

3M™ Nomad™ Entrance Matting

Train Carriage Panel Bonding:

VHB™ Acrylic Foam Tape for Rail Interiors

VHB Acrylic Foam Tapes are high performing and economical alternatives to traditional mechanical fastening systems. The elimination of screws, rivets and welding reduces finishing time, enhances appearance, and reduces noise and vibration due to the dampening properties the tape possesses. For a more in depth look, view our VHB Tapes Guide (PDF 445kb) or find out where to buy.


3M™ VHB™ Acrylic Foam Tape

Dual-Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners

Dual Lock Reclosable Fasteners are widely used in the transportation industry to replace screws for assembling wall and ceiling panels; allowing for faster removal and easier maintenance. For more information view our Reclosable Fasteners Brochure (PDF1.81MB) or find out where to buy.

3M™ Dual-Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners

Train Electrical Products:

Electrical Solutions for the Rail Industry

Modern day trains incorporate a vast amount of electrical components and parts. Choose 3M for electrical equipment with our vast and diverse range of electrical products, including electrical tapes, coatings, sealants, heat shrink, cold shrink, resins, joints, and EMI shielding products. Find out where to buy.



3M Electrical Solutions