In-Depth Focus: Train Interiors

Exploring the importance of providing high-quality train interiors – from seating and flooring to on-board features for passenger comfort, plus what the train of the future might look like to meet changing passenger demands.

  • Designing train interiors for a post-COVID world

Mark Anderson, Customer and Commercial Director at Go-Ahead Group, explores what the future could hold for interior train design, and calls for a bold, dynamic and fresh approach to win passengers back, post the pandemic.

  • Interior concepts that meet the needs of tomorrow’s passengers

Julian Fordon, Senior Manager for Marketing Strategy and Communication of DB Regio at Deutsche Bahn (DB), tells Global Railway Review about the IdeasTrain project, and explains how a life-size mock-up is enabling the operator to realise their innovative concepts and enhance the interior of train design.

  • Placing creativity at the heart of rail interior innovation

Rail interiors are constantly being pushed to keep pace with the evolving needs of the passengers travelling on-board. For Global Railway Review, Aisling Norton, 22000 Intercity Railcar – Interior Refurbishment Project Manager at Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail, details the key aspects encompassing the operator’s recent fleet refurbishment, and tells how the reimagining of concepts, and reworking of materials, will influence future carriage procurement.

  • Optimising Brightline’s on-board experience

Tom Rutkowski VP & Chief Mechanical Officer at Brightline, dives into the development of train interiors today and how train operators are meeting the changing needs of rail travellers, what they want from their on-board experience, and how modern interiors can harness innovation while improving safety measures.