Break Glass and Train Safety

Train safety is a major concern for all Train Operating Companies.

Would you deliberately break a piece of real glass to reach some emergency equipment? Of course not! And neither would you expect your customers to.

Safeglass® is an alternative to real glass and it can increase safety on trains. It is designed to mimic some of the properties of real glass but when it is broken, it forms pieces that can be handled safely. This means the train is safer for passengers and safer for staff.

Award Winning Safeglass® is the ideal material for break glass safety equipment because it was specifically designed for this task. It is a versatile material making it suitable for a variety of jobs. Some examples of Safeglass® at work are:

EDR screen printed for Class 321 Emergency Door Release

The Class 321 screen printed break glass for Emergency Door Release.

EDR for Class 165




Emergency Door Release on a Class 165.

The Safeglass part is clear and the emergency handle can be seen.

Traction Interlock Switch Seal - Class 455


TIS Seal

Improved safety for drivers and maintenance staff by using Safeglass seals.


Tool and Emergency Box - Class 153

Tool Box on a Class 153 vehicle.

The glass is clear and a luminous sticker with instructions is above the Release.



Hammer Box - Class 156

Hammer Box on Class 156.
Common Hammer Box on British Railways.







If you are not sure that Safeglass® is what you need for your train, contact us to discuss the project as we have a variety of other materials that could be used. Train safety is paramount and using an alternative to glass could help to improve safety.

Contact us to discuss your project or to receive a sample.

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