Helping everything travel better – employees, passengers, cars, and goods Gas springs and dampers for railroads

In Europe alone, the railway network, excluding commuter trains, covers 143,000 miles. That could wrap around the planet nearly six times! Safe and punctual transport is just one requirement in this sector. After all, passengers naturally expect comfortable travel, and distributors expect their valuable goods to be handled with care – no matter if on a new or existing line.

Gas springs and hydraulic dampers from Stabilus do their part, whether in adjusting the seat back or opening and closing panels.

It’s likewise important to protect the car itself. Dampers incorporated into the pantographs ensure that the force of an impact isn’t imparted to the components and doesn’t jeopardize the power supply. 


Travel over rails is often tough work for components, both in supporting comfortable adjustment of seatbacks and for protection of the pantograph on the roof of the locomotive or railcar. Our dampers get to show off their full potential here. They guarantee smooth opening and closing, even of stowage compartment doors. Thanks to excellent holding strength, hinged covers stay closed securely throughout the entire journey.

Our solutions at a glance

Gas springs for optimal counterbalancing during lifting and lowering

The specialists for gentle damping