London Underground picks Trackgrip matting for a safer workplace | Plastex

Trackgrip dissipates dirt in busy transport depots

To protect workers from the dangers of built-up grease and grime in busy London Underground maintenance pits, we created a custom matting solution to ensure vehicle maintenance pit safety.

The problem

The London Underground maintains and services its fleet of underground trains at two large maintenance depots in Northfields and Cockfosters. It’s here that train engineers inspect and work on the underside of the trains, often for long periods of time. With grease, grime and water from the maintenance work building up over time, the concrete floor was becoming slippery and uncomfortable for engineers to work on. To ensure vehicle maintenance pit safety, management went on the hunt for a slip resistant surface that could handle spillages and fall through, and also mark out safe walkways for workers in the multi-layer pits.

The checklist

  • Contours to the multi-layer maintenance pits
  • Provides anti-fatigue properties and comfort underfoot
  • Dissipates grease and grime quickly and easily
  • Highly visible edging that warns workers of a difference in height levels
  • Supplied in long rolls and can be installed in continuous runs

The solution

The London Underground’s engineering company JNB Construction and Engineering approached distributor Dyanwest Ltd for a fitting solution. Because the brief was so unique, we created a bespoke product for the job called Trackgrip, heavy-duty plastic matting designed to withstand greasy and grimy environments. Once it was successfully trialled at the Cockfosters depot, it was rolled out to the larger depot at Northfields.

Made from non-porous PVC with a two-layer construction, the matting is fluid-resistant and offers first-rate drainage. Its diamond cut pattern provides quality slip resistance, and the wide grid makes it perfect for any workplace where oils and grease are present. Trackgrip has actually proven to be so effective that it’s now part of our core range.

At a glance


London Underground


A slip-resistant, heavy-duty plastic matting that can withstand grease and grime


London, UK



Product spotlight


With its two-layer construction, extra-wide grid and excellent drainage, Trackgrip heavy-duty plastic matting is the perfect defence against grease, grime and oil.

Flexible format

Comes in 10m (33') rolls

Quick installation

Roll out and cut to fit on site; contours to uneven surfaces

Simple to maintain

Easy to clean with a high pressure hose

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“Trackgrip has been very successful in fulfilling this complicated brief. The combination of slip resistance, comfort and yellow edging makes this an attractive and effective solution.”
Peter Blakeston, ING Construction and Engineering

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