A unique interior concept for the trains of the future

Within the next 10 to 20 years, Deutsche Bahn expects that there will be more than one billion additional customers per year using railway transport to commute and travel. In order to create more capacity in their trains, DB, in collaboration with Neomind, have developed the IdeasTrainCity.

Within this concept train, additional capacities are realised through the flexibilisation of standing and seating areas. There is a new intuitive passenger information and passenger guidance system to ensure good orientation on and in the train. Plus high-quality product design and innovative ambient lighting creates a feel-good atmosphere.

The new interior design allows more passengers to travel in the same space whilst raising travel comfort to a new level of quality. In IdeasTrainCity there is, among other things, comfortable standing and sitting options, which can be flexibly changed depending on the time of day, the travel reasons of the passengers and the number of passengers. Whether at rush hour with commuters, on weekends with day trippers or at major events with many concert or sports fans, IdeasTrainCity always offers the right services and the right interior design for pleasant travel.

Thanks to its CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) characteristics, durable performance, great design possibilities and being lightweight, Marmoleum FR2 floor coverings in two different grey shades were chosen for most areas of the IdeasTrainCity full size mock-up.

Two different grey shades were used as well as a highlight colour to indicate areas for luggage or seating layouts. In some areas dots of varying sizes were cut into the product to deliver aesthetic appeal.

A natural floor covering created using a high percentage of natural raw materials, with renewable and recycled content. Marmoleum FR2 is independently confirmed as a CO2 neutral floor covering in the cradle to gate phase of its product life cycle, without the need for offsetting. In simple terms, the CO2 produced in the extraction, transportation and manufacturing process of Marmoleum FR2 is balanced by the removal of CO2 through the growing of its natural ingredients such as flax, jute and rosin. As such, Forbo Marmoleum FR2 is the best flooring choice for every sustainable interior. By using durable materials in your rail projects, you can also contribute to a better environment.

  • Homogeneous durable construction
  • A sustainable floor covering
  • Low life cycle costs – can be renovated and repaired
  • A floor covering that is naturally bacteriostatic
  • Reaction to fire EN45545-2: HL3
  • Lightweight at 2.9kg/m2
  • Wide range of designs and colourways
  • Aquajet cut to shape/size service available
  • Suitable for use with underfloor heating

For more information regarding Marmoleum FR2 or any of the other floor and wall covering products from Forbo Flooring Systems portfolio please contact us.

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