The national rail network, UK

An unrivalled track record in platform seating

The UK boasts one of the largest and densest rail networks in the world. More recently, increasing road congestion and rising motoring costs in Britain have helped its railway to become the fastest growing in Europe (and the fifth most used in the world). With hundreds of people passing through its stations every single day, platform seating needs to be resilient.


Since the UK’s railway operations were privatised during the 1990s, a number of regional operators have managed the vast network of stations, each with different challenges and requirements.

Zoeftig works with the leading UK operators, including Network Rail, Arriva, Docklands Light Railway, and First Group franchises: First Great Western, First ScotRail, First Capital Connect, and First Transpennine. There are currently over 5000 Zoeftig platform seats installed at their stations the length and breadth of the country. Rail clients return to Zoeftig time and again because they know they can rely on us for the right products, service and quality on every platform, every time.

Zoeftig has installed its platform seating at rail passenger hubs up and down the country, in some of the busiest stations, from London Paddington to Queens Park, Glasgow. Its Zineare range is a firm favourite amongst rail operators, as it is ideally suited to the UK’s varied and unpredictable climatic conditions including sudden changes in temperature and humidity and differing levels of salinity.

In creating platform seating, Zoeftig understands that durability and helping passengers start their journey in comfort are key. The Zineare product can easily be tailored with a choice of finishes to meet their specific needs; be it branding the seating in the corporate colours of the franchise operator or clearly identifying seating for the visually impaired. Zineare is the ultimate combination of utility, ergonomics and great design. Beautifully robust engineering and rigorous attention to detail make it an elegant solution for even the most demanding exterior applications.

Whether your train station is in need of an update or you have plans to expand, here at Zoeftig, we have the right platform seating for you. For more information use the online enquiry form or call 01288 354 512 and we’ll be happy to help you further.

Alternatively download the Zineare brochure, CAD, CAD(DWG) and Materials here.

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