Our products can be found on buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation. Rigidized® Metals’ strength, material costs, and ability to hide scratches and dents make it the ideal choice.

Rigid-tex® for Public Transportation

Proven on Bus and Rail Systems Internationally

Rigid-tex® is proven in the many years of use on transit systems internationally. They include rail rapid transit, such as CTA(Chicago), Bart ( San Francisco), SEPTA (Philadelphia), MBTA (Boston), and MTA (New York); buses, railroads, trolleys, aircraft, escalators, elevators, moving sidewalks and transit terminals in cities of all sizes.

Despite years of daily use by millions and millions of riders, the Rigid-tex® installations on all of these transit systems continue to look new.

Rigid-tex® metals offer superior performance in mass transit systems because of the following design features and benefits:

  • Resists graffiti and vandalism
  • Lowers maintenance costs
  • Reduces material costs through down-gauging
  • Resists impact and abrasions
  • Hides scratches and dents
  • Typical applications include seat backs, luggage racks, wall panels, wainscotings, heater guards, rub rails, kick plates, turnstiles, stairwells, modesty panels, decorative trim, overhead light diffusers, seat supports and skirts, equipment boxes, partitions and bulkheads, baggage locker facings, and terminal restroom partitions.
Transportation; Bus Seating
Bus seat back

Rigid-tex® engineered metal surfaces are highly sought after for use in bus and rail interiors for their pleasing aesthetics. Used for modesty panels, seat backs and high traffic areas, the engineered surface softens glare and hides the appearance of dents, dings, and scratches. The durability of Rigidized® Metals Corporation’s engineered surfaces offers significant maintenance cost savings. Recommended patterns include 2WL®, 3ND, 5WL®, and 60LTH.

Paneling Options

Rigidized® Metals Corporation offers an array of modesty panels for several different types of transportation applications. Panel cores enhance physical and acoustic properties of the panels. Panels can be faced in stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze and steel in thicknesses of .016″-.090″. Mechanical finishes include mill, polished, embossed and Rigidized® Metals engineered surfaces. Powder coated and colored stainless steel are also available. Panel thickness can be from 1/4″ to 2″ with the length and width limited to the panel face material (stainless steel 60″ x 144″). We can supply a premium fire rated MDFB or an aluminum honeycomb core laminated with an FR adhesive.

Honeycomb Core

MDF Core

Bonded Hat Channel

Recommended Patterns

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