East Somerset Railway, UK

Altro Transforms Heritage Railway trains

Altro Transflor MET 

East Somerset Railway runs a Heritage Class 108 train in Devon during the summer months for tourists.  The train carriage needed a complete refurbishment of the flooring.  Olly Wise, Fleet Engineer at First Great Western, was part of the volunteer team to refurbish the carriages as a charitable project for the Mendip and Traction Rolling Stock Group.  

Olly Wise selected Altro Transflor products for the project.  Altro donated Altro Transflor MET in two shades that were used for the entry areas and the passenger seating areas.  A third shade of Altro Transflor flooring was used to define the 1st class seating area. 

Olly Wise, Fleet Engineer, East Somerset Railway, said:

"The Altro Product delivered a fresh new feel to East Somerset Railway our heritage vehicle, without compromising the overall appearance of a traditional vehicle. The important aspect to us was delivering a compliant group standard floor covering, with slip-resistant safety qualities. We feel Altro have delivered this and are delighted with product"

The Altro Transflor range meets the most up-to-date industry standards and has the durability, design and safety needed to achieve duty of care to passengers and staff. 

Altro Transflor Met is a fire, smoke and toxicity compliant safety floor that is lighter than many other flooring options, making installation faster and more cost-effective. It includes the option to create bespoke safety flooring to match corporate livery and complement the aesthetics of rolling stock. It is 100% recyclable.