AUSTRALIA: The 450 electric multiple-unit cars which Bombardier is supplying to Queensland under the New Generation Rollingstock PPP contract will be the first rail application for a photo-luminescent material which has been developed by UK company Treadmaster Flooring to highlight evacuation routes in the event of a main power failure.
Treadmaster is supplying more than 22 000 m2 of its TM8 flooring for the EMUs, incorporating photo-luminescent strips in the aisles and vestibules.
'Photo-luminescence seemed like a natural extension to the other safety benefits that our floor coverings offer', said Treadmaster’s Business Development Manager Simon Andrews. 'We are delighted that Bombardier Transportation and QNGR are the first to adopt this new technology'.
- Treadmaster will be exhibiting at InnoTrans 2016 on Stand 508 in Hall 3.1.