Success in rail transport is no longer predicted by fast and reliable mobility. It now requires excellence in total passenger and worker experience: comfort, safety and visual appeal that gets passengers on board and keeps them coming back. 3M film solutions can help you create new, distinctive designs inside and out, through full paint-replacement, anti-graffiti films which bring extra protection to external finishes, and window films that help keep your passengers cool and safe.
Our range of anti-slip floor and matting materials helps to increase the safety of your passengers and staff, even in the worst weather. 3M solutions help you meet sustainability, maintenance, mobility and productivity objectives - and keep your rolling stock rolling longer - through lightweighting, temperature control, glass protection and more. Partnering with 3M, you not only rely on trusted solutions but you gain a partner that brings expertise and support to help you overcome everyday challenges you face.
Here is how 3M can improve your entire rail transport operation through enhanced design, comfort, safety and sustainability. For even more solutions, visit our partner site, 3M.com/Rail.
Say goodbye to the days of multiple paint coats, long turnaround times and related safety concerns, including high VOC emissions. 3M film solutions, which meet regulatory and compliance requirements, can help you achieve reduced downtime with faster installing films, protective coverings and lightweighting. They can also help improve worker safety. Films can be applied smoothly to bare or painted metals and stay in place short or long term. You can upgrade your look, your brand and your operating efficiency all at the same time.
Need increased visibility? Try a reflective film - the kind that gets you noticed, and helps promote safety for your operators, passengers, and the vehicle driving population. You can see the difference in this video.
To help you find the right solution that meets your company’s needs, contact one of our rail experts.
Durable, weather-resistant waistline stripes from 3M are a great way to set your rolling stock apart on every railcar. As part of our full range of 3M graphic films for rail applications, waistline stripes make for distinctive accents that attract riders and are easier to apply than paint.
Our decals can help grab attention for safety information and are able to accommodate Braille communications that meet local regulations.
3M performance label materials also lets you put the critical finishing touches on visual designs that keep your passengers coming back, your workers safe and your rail operation in compliance.
As much as the message itself, getting it across depends on when and where it’s delivered. That’s why 3M graphic film solutions let you reliably and repeatedly place advertising on railcar exteriors, interiors, windows, doors, floors and more without causing damage. These easy on, easy off film options help you promote multiple advertisers over the year, and the removal is clean so you can return the coach to ‘like new’ status when your contract is done.
You can choose film options for short-term advertising as well as temporary and long-term signage. It’s great news for your advertisers, your passengers and for you
3M anti-graffiti overlaminate solutions protect your valuable surfaces from UV, fading and cracking, helping you keep rolling stock in service longer.
Anti-graffiti overlaminates are easy to clean and can drastically lower train maintenance and repainting costs. And, our range of finishes from gloss to ultra-matte can really bring out the best in your color and graphic designs, making your brand stand out and helps improve the passenger experience. 3M overlaminates are compatible with all exterior and interior wrap film and meet rail regulations and fire standards.
You can upgrade your railcars’ interior look with expensive materials like wood, marble, decorative metal and etched glass. Or, you can use 3M architectural films. Instead of upgrading or replacing basic assets, give them a new film surface and transform them into stunning visual décor. 3M offers films to help distinguish the different Class levels on a railcar (e.g. First Class, Business Class or Economy). We can also help choose the right films for a wide variety of surfaces including plastics and glass. Choose architectural designs or colored films, or digital print films for effective branding.
Frosted, etched or tinted glass designs are much more than just visually stunning. 3M™ Films can also help create passenger privacy for railcar windows. Solar films help reduce heat inside the cabin to keep passengers comfortable and lightens the load on railcar HVAC systems. We also offer safety films to help prevent shattering, protecting passengers and workers from broken glass.
To learn about what films are right for your project, ask an expert.
There’s hardly a better way to say “welcome aboard” than a clean, dry floor. And when your welcome wears out, it can cost you much more than just passengers. Slips, trips and falls can put your entire business at risk.
3M can help you deliver your clean, safe brand experience from the ground up. Our durable slip-resistant tapes help protect your workers anywhere you need it – add extra “grab” to floors, ladders, platforms and more. And our 3M matting solutions are engineered to scrape, trap and hide dirt and moisture for drier, cleaner-looking walkways and restroom floors, which enhance the passenger experience.
A simple, stunning way to make your railcar restrooms truly restful: 3M™ Films for walls and floors. Instead of standard colors (or nothing at all), install forests, city skylines, any of a variety of scenes that transport your passengers in style. 3M can also help ensure your train restrooms are safe for the journey with a range of anti-slip flooring, matting, industrial cleaning supplies and disinfectants.
Customized solutions from 3M can help you make a real statement in rail transport. Our global 3M rail experts will help you select the right combination of branding, appearance, security, safety and sustainability solutions that best fit your needs. We can also provide training for your specialists to gain the most efficient installs and rolling stock maintenance.
Rail Institute workshops can include:
The Rail Institute is an easy way to upgrade your business.
From safety films to heat reduction, anti-graffiti to sustainable options and paint replacement, we can help you identify the solutions that best meet your company’s needs.
For enhanced design, sustainability and more, our customers talk about their decision to choose 3M™ Graphic, Architectural, and Window Films over paint.
3M science and innovation can help you deliver the best results for your business and stand out from the competition. With a solid network of partners who can execute your project from converting to installation, and the most comprehensive warranty in the industry, partnering with 3M gains you peace of mind with all of your projects. Our experts provide hands-on opportunities to learn about our solutions through multiple expertise delivery programs available to support you.
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