Texat decor engineering’s Blackout Blinds for Night Trains

Ensure your passengers sleep well with Tde blackout blinds for night trains.

Sweet dreams come easier with Tde blinds for night trains.

Night trains are in the midst of a renaissance, thanks to a growing demand for more eco-friendly, long-distance public transport options.

Texat decor engineering's Blackout Blinds for Night Trains

We continue to see operators respond by launching new overnight routes, especially across Europe, where in recent years we’ve seen the launch – and expansion of – services such as the European Sleeper and ÖBB’s Nightjet and EuroNight.

Services now take in destinations including but not limited to France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Croatia and Italy, enabling train passengers to fall asleep in one country, and wake up in another.

But in order for night trains to become a long-term, permanent fixture of rail travel, they need to do more than get passengers from A to B – they also need to ensure that they can get a good night’s rest.

This means not only a comfortable bed space and minimal noise, but also a barrier from outside lighting that could disrupt sleep.

Blackout Blinds for Night Trains

Texat decor engineering (Tde), a Swiss-based provider of interior solutions for the transport sector, has developed the perfect solution for this in the form of its blackout cable-guided double roller blind.

Christoph Zürni, Tde’s Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, said:

“We developed, detailed and tested solutions until we came up with one that could provide complete shading and darkening of the entire carriage window. With Tde roller blinds for night trains, the fabric is fixed in the guide profile or at the outermost point of the handle bar. This prevents the fabric from falling out of the guide profile as a result of vibrations or movements of the train, thus ensuring that the window surface is completely darkened. Regardless of the external conditions, whether the train has come to rest in a brightly lit stop or is travelling through an illuminated route, sleeping passengers won’t be bothered.”

Easy Adaptation

Tde is particularly well known for its ability to provide customised roller blind solutions developed using different aluminium-pressed profiles, fabrics and fastening elements, and its night train solutions are no different.

Zürni said:

“Our cable-guided double roller blinds can be adapted to different environmental conditions. We don’t offer a product catalogue as our philosophy is that it’s better to adapt our roller blind’s fixing points to the customer’s requirements rather than adapt the customer’s situation to meet the fixing specifications of our roller blinds. Instead, we ask customers to provide the details of their vehicle’s design, their technical requirements and, if possible, 3D data, which we then use to develop an initial solution proposal.”

Simple and Swift Assembly

A key benefit of a Tde cable-guided double roller blind is its very short assembly time.

Zürni said:

“Whenever possible we aim to deliver ready-to-install and preset cable roller blinds to our customers. If we’re involved in an early stage of the design, we can develop our customer-specific solution so that when it comes to installation at the customer’s site, they only have to screw the completed roller blind to the attachment points provided. Then the blind is ready for use.”

Get in Touch

Cable-guided double roller blinds are just one of the many shading solutions and floor coverings Tde develops for the rail industry, and many of its products can be found today in operational rolling stock across Europe, the Middle East and America.

In the case of its blackout blinds, this includes all the sleeping compartments of ÖBB;s new vehicles.

The company is happy to discuss its solutions with interested parties in the rail sector. To find out more about how Tde can support your night train shading needs, please contact Christoph Zürni (contact details below) or visit www.tde.ch.

Christoph Zürni

Managing Director, Sales and Marketing

Texat decor engineering AG

Stationsstrasse 59

CH-8606 Nänikon


+41 44 310 20 70

[email protected]


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