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Ingenious Platform Design Brings Benefits to Train Operators, Contractors and Passengers

By Stuart Burns July 23, 2014

Patented Dura Platform launched at Infrarail Exhibition in May 2014.

patented dura platform

Dura Composites has developed a Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) composite station platform that brings benefits throughout the supply chain including:

  • Contractors: easier to install
  • Operators: no day time possessions required
  • Passengers: anti-slip and looks great

The full list of innovative design features includes many money-saving, time and safety benefits:

Features Benefits
Withstands 5KN/m2 over a 3.4m clear open span Allows crowd loadings in tandem with reduced and cheaper substructure
Can be cranked to achieve 1-in-40 fall Easily adjustable on site at low cost
A hidden and easy to access fixing system which allows for fixing from top surface only. Zero trip hazard and better looking
Solid laminate yellow line integrated within the fixing system Doesn’t need repainting ever and lines are straight
Hollow profile sections to carry services No costly excavation trenches required
Fast installation times often with less possessions Saves time and money through supply chain
A rebated Tactile finishes flush with the top skin No trip hazard, looks great
A weight of 32kg (coper unit) and 39kg (non-coper unit) 2 man lift
An integrated front nosing Meets Network Rail specs
Anti-slip surface, BSEN 4592-0, highest anti slip certification for the BSEN testing. Great performance in all weather for passengers

 

The patented Dura Platform has been engineered to comply with Network Rail specifications for platforms. Since it’s launch at Infrarail in May 2014, Dura Rail has been tailored to suit 3 station platform applications:

-          Cosford Station – 40mm thickness one piece pultruded rail platform (additional items bonded to top surface)

-          Tulse Hill Station – Moulded system with pedestals & channels to bring platform to the correct gauge – kept station operational throughout installation – system designed to install 6100mmx2500mm per night

-          Elephant & Castle Station – Mouldtruded system with pedestals & channels to bring platform to the correct gauge – currently under construction – kept station operational – system designed to install 6100mmx2500mm per night

demo unit

Dura platform has had great feedback from design agencies and main contractors as well as Network Rail. A Dura Platform demonstration unit is available for delivery anywhere in the country. To arrange delivery, contact us on 01255 423601 and press 1 for sales or 4 for Rail sector or contact Rail team on Rail@duracomposites.com with your enquiry.