Modern Transit Components


SMC molded components withstand the wear and tear of heavy commuter traffic.

Light Weight

FRP plastics significantly reduce the weight of traditional parts, getting you where you need to be, without slowing you down

Heat Resistant

SMC parts are highly heat resistant, and flame retardant, a major concern in confined spaces like train cars.

Transit Components

Speed, durability and safety are at the forefront of today’s transit requirements. Meeting the needs of passengers while increasing safety and efficiency is a unique balance, one Comoldco has perfected. With attention to the smallest details, and expert material selection based on application, Comoldco is your ticket to success.

Modern Transit Component Manufacturing

Comoldco utilizes thermoset compression molding to create state-of-the-art transit components. Our expertise in compression molding and FRP composites allows us to create durable, vandal resistant and flame retardant components, with the flexibility for high volume outputs or design changes.

Comoldco Transit Seats inside Transit Train
Assembled LRT Transit Seating

Light Rail Transit (LRT) Seats

Comoldco has worked with global transit leaders to make mass transit more efficient, without sacrificing passenger comfort. Our industry experince has allowed us to excel in creating compression molded SMC seating and seating components for light rail transit systems. 

Single unit seat backs, seat pan, arm rests, head rests, handles and seat back shrouds are molded as single pieces with molded-in inserts/fasteners where required. These large parts are perfectly contoured and continuously smooth to increase passenger comfort, without the weight or cost of traditional materials. 

These parts are manufactured with a Class A material that offers high preforming fire resistance and smoke emission properties, essential in confined spaces like train and subway cars.

Detectable Warning Tiles—Transit Platforms

To meet code compliance, tactile warning tiles are installed in hundreds of linear feet along transit platforms, serving as a detectable warning of the platform edge. 

The bright, starkly contrasting color of these tiles is one of their hallmark features, and our advanced compression molding systems allow for a bright, hi-vis color on every tile. Thermoset compression molding of SMC materials creates a light-weight, yet extremely durable, tactile warning tile that is easy to install and withstands the wear and tear of daily commuter traffic. The choice in material for these tiles are key and SMC is water resitatnt, creating a non-slip surface and will also not be effected by salt or other de-icing chemicals. 

Tactile warning tiles boast many small details, that all need to be precise and repeated in exactness, not only within one tile but throughout the whole run. Our modern equipment and expert knowledge allows us to make these tactile warning tiles in high-volumes to meet the needs of the transportation unit, while still being on a small enough scale to get all the little details perfect.  

For harsh winter climates, heating mechanisms can be molded right into tactile warning tiles, to increase passenger safety and decrease the time and cost of winter maintenance.

Comoldco Detectable Warning Transit Tiles
Armor-Deck Bi-level Boarding Ramp

Boarding Ramps

The use of FRP composites in transit boarding ramps has made it possible to reduce the weight of the ramp, while increase the load capacity. This is especially helpful for portable ramps, which are used to move passengers between the train and elevated platform in areas where the gap is too large to cross, or in emergency situations to move passengers between cars. 

FRP composite ramps can also be used to permanently raise a concrete platform to the door level of trains, without the cost or maintenance of traditional materials, and with the added durability of thermoset composites.

Pedestrian Bridges and Stairs

In areas where traditional materials, like concrete, are not an option, FRP composite bridges and stairs are the ideal solution. Their installation does not require the use of heavy machinery like traditional materials would and provides architects and engineers the unique opportunity to design completely custom, aesthetically pleasing application. The use of FRP composites in high traffic areas like transit stations is ideal because it is incredibly durable and corrosion resistant, giving you a long-term solution. 

Armor-Deck Pedestrian Bridge at Winnetka

Let’s Create Better Transit Parts Together

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