Road and rail transport

Composite materials, such as fibre reinforced plastics and sandwich panels, have considerable potential for use in the next generation of public transport structures. They are lightweight, durable, non-corrosive, high fire and smoke resistant and readily moulded to shape. These properties reduce the energy consumption of mass public transport vehicles. Typical end-uses in modern high speed trains, trams and metros are: train floors, interior parts, tables, outer parts incl. nose, doors etc.