Dura Composites Launches Rail Sector Products Division
Dura Composites launched a new Rail Sector Products Division at the UK’s leading railway infrastructure event, Infrarail 2014 to better support the demand from Network Rail and infrastructure contractors for their growing range of innovative composite products.
Dura Composites held a succession of meetings with senior managers from Network Rail and railway infrastructure contractors to enable a wider appreciation of how composite products can increase safety, and decrease maintenance costs and possession times on busy networks. View a video here.
The new Railway Division’s products include the patented and innovative specialist systems of ballast retention, adjustable station platforms, modular pedestrian bridges as well as various walkway and cladding products developed for railway applications:
Ballast Retention Systems – Fibreglass inspection systems to allow examination of Hidden Critical Elements (HCE) of bridge girders. These have gained considerable success at various locations throughout the UK proving time and again to significantly reduce the on-site time, allowing for a faster project turn around in comparison to using traditional materials.
Composite Station Platforms – large spans reduce the substructure work required, low weight allows manual handling, and fast concealed fixings reduce possession times and can avoid station closures. In addition there are built-in facilities for cable management and drainage plus the normal advantages of composites including long life and minimal maintenance.
Embankment Staircases, Rail Crossings and Walkways – Fibreglass stair case structures, trackside walkways and roof walkways incorporating anti slip mesh, creating one of the highest degrees of slip resistant ever measured for a walking surface.
Fibreglass Trench Covers – lightweight pedestrian and vehicle crossings allowing easy manual access, with non-slip gritted top walking surface.
Composite Timber Cladding – for new or refurbishment rail projects, including stations, signal boxes, platforms, waiting rooms & workshop buildings.
Download the 38 page Rail Sector Product Guide