Door systems for trains

Automatic & manual door systems for trains

FERRO is a system supplier of internal door solutions to the train industry. Train doors can be either electrically- or manually operated, and in single or double format.

FERRO has extensive experience in working with curved glass, making it possible to produce doors in exciting and modern designs. Our door frames can vary a lot from project to project. For example, we are currently producing a five-edge door with curved glass.
FERRO has also developed a niche product that can be used as an internal fire door for trains. (more details under Fire Doors)

All our products are developed in close consultation with the customer. We can offer unique, customised doors produced exactly to your specifications.


FERRO train doors have a well-earned reputation for:

Flexible and modern design
User-friendly mounting
Well-proven components
Low life cycle costs

FERROs train concept

The concept of a FERRO train door is based on our own components, core competencies and production expertise.

The mechanism system consists of specially-manufactured components, from cables to smallest fittings. Curved door mechanisms are another option we can offer customers. The door mechanism system can vary from one project to another, but the flexibility of the product means that well-proven components can be used in new customised products.

Consistent use of certain components carries on the benefits of experience and know-how, brings LCC (Life Cycle Costs) down and ensures that new stringent specifications can be met.

The door leaves consist of a screwed aluminium frame in which glass panes are fitted. The actual aluminium frame consists of a specially-designed profile that combined with the glass ensures strength and durability. The shape and size of the door leaf can be varied and designed to the customer’s specifications.

Train door options

Customisation is one of our specialities. We can therefore for example offer a wide range within electrical lock functions, which can be connected to the train’s main circuit or the door’s own circuit. All lock functions are adjustable and can be customised to the door’s use whether it is to be used as a toilet door, fire door or access door.

The handles can also be designed to suit the rest of the carriage interior and the glass can be decorated with engraved patterns or adhesive film.

Fire Doors

A FERRO fire door is designed so that it fulfils fire regulations – e.g. prEN 45545-3:1998.
Special components are used for this type of door, such as glass that can tolerate high temperatures and special seals. The door mechanism has to be integrated with the train’s main electrical circuit and is therefore custom-designed for each project.

During product development, we perform fire tests, including the “Fire Resistance Test, Stability and Integrity” in accordance with such standards as ISO 834-1:1999, which ensures that our doors live up to the regulations.
Fire door options

We can design a fire door to the customer’s specifications. The design of the aluminium frame can vary in terms of shape, size and colour.

Mounting and Service

Our engineers concentrate on designing simple and functional products that can ensure fast and user-friendly final assembly, adapted to the type of train. Efficient mounting procedures help minimise costs for our customers, allowing them to become more competitive.

Door systems are usually supplied as 4 units consisting of the door mechanism, door leaves, base fittings and (if relevant) mounting rails. The door mechanism is delivered complete and function-tested. Quick and functional electricity connection is provided by a multi-pin plug.

Our project managers and experienced FERRO personnel can come to the working site to advise on set-up, testing and adjustment. Based on the customer’s specifications, our Design and Product Development department will also be happy to write mounting guides and service manuals with instructions and tips for setting-up and maintenance.

Security System

All inside train doors has a security system that gets the doors to reopen if, for example. a piece of luggage gets in the way. The safety function is controlled by dørføringens engine and can be supported by sensors so that even small obstacles are detected and avoided. Safety function sensitivity can be adjusted according to the door’s function and wishes.

Call for more information about the idea behind the security system. We gladly inform you about the precautions, we can add just your products.

It is not without reason that “technology for a better and safe journey” has been the company’s motto.