TRB Lightweight Structures

12 Clifton Road,
PE29 7EN

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+44 (0)1480 447400


Making An Impact Where Weight Drives Performance

TRB Lightweight Structures is a Tier 1 supplier to the UK and European train builders, providing high-quality, lightweight solutions.
This includes passenger doors, detrainment doors and systems, composite door leaves, catering modules, bike storage areas, universal access toilet modules, structural partitions, train manager offices and magazine racks.
All solutions are supplied fully assembled, featuring components such as doors, glazing, lights and electrical sockets.

Rolling stock refurbishment and reverse engineering

Refurbishment of current rolling stock is often a cost-effective solution, even if original design documentation has been lost.
TRB reverse-engineers physical parts by using a Faro CMM or Creaform Handyscan 700, which interfaces with the company’s 3D modelling package. This lets TRB accurately produce 3D drawings whose originals do not exist or are incomplete.
Once the component’s external dimensions have been recorded, the product is cautiously stripped-down and each individual part measured in order for it to be redrawn.

Interior, exterior, detrainment, egress and cab security rail doors

TRB designs, builds, paints and assembles the operating mechanism, as well as installs a wide variety of doors, ranging from simple hinge doors to complex, plug-slide doors and fold-out steps. In-house test rigs can accommodate all types of testing from load tests to simulated evacuation tests.

About TRB

IRIS approved, TRB have been manufacturing high-quality rail doors and rail interior products for over 40 years. Since formation in 1952, TRB has grown into a leading international manufacturing and engineering company supplying the rail industry.
TRB offers a concept to delivery service, which includes design, build, test and validation of products. Our knowledge of the rail industry standards and requirements ensures a smooth development and approval process. TRB has extensive experience with both new train builds and refurbishment of existing trains