Rubber for the Rail Industry

Public transport connects millions of people across the globe; as such the rail network must strive to provide efficient, consistent and effective service, with premium service and the highest standards of performance for people and freight. From light rail and subway systems to newer high-speed rail systems like the Chinese HSR systems and French TGV, rail is arguably the future's most sustainable mode of transportation. In the UK alone, there is a vast rail network and many towns and cities, like Manchester, have invested heavily in public transport systems.

The need for rubber components that are durable, wear-resistant and cost-effective is as great as ever domestically and abroad. Rubber is used in a number of internal / external applications in the rail industry to maintain the structural integrity of vehicles whist also ensuring all components are corrosion resistant and fit for extreme environmental conditions.

Rubber Components Supplied by Walker Rubber

Here at Walker Rubber, we are specialists in rubber for rail-based products and have been involved in supporting customers for a variety of different applications such as:

• Door Seals • Vibration Dampening • LED Seals • Trolley Bumpers • Rail Carriage Bumper Protectors • Electrical Gaskets

Walker Rubber Bank Ladder

Walker Rubber's Rollaway Bank Ladder

Developed to help workers access steep sided ditches quickly and safely, our rollaway bank ladders provide a simple solution to the problem of getting up and down steep slopes. This has proven very popular with Rail and Civil Engineering projects; especially helpful for emergency or temporary use. Bank Ladders can be linked together to access deep cuttings or steep embankments significantly improving foothold and reducing risk.

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If your order is urgent, no one can get it to you in a shorter timeframe than Walker Rubber.


Your product, designed and manufactured to your specifications in our UK manufacturing facility.


Over 90% of the enquiries we receive are quoted on the same day.

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Other Services

Walker Rubber provides a wide range of services suitable to the rail industry.
We have highlighted three of them below.


We can deploy both multi-impression rubber moulds for small components and single impression rubber moulds for large components and short runs. We also supply rubber products moulded directly onto metal, forming a long-lasting bond.


Our state-of-the-art industrial CNC machine makes light work of cutting your rubber gaskets, pads, and washers. We’ll design and programme the software for precision design of your gaskets, washers, pads, and sheet material products from a range of different rubbers we stock.


Our specialist and bespoke rubber extrusion service has been set up to ensure that we're able to fulfil the demanding needs of all our customers. With over 8 decades of expertise, we now have over 2,000 extrusion profiles available that may already meet your requirements. Contact us today to find out more. And if they don’t, let us design and manufacture new ones for your rubber needs.

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