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New-Build Robroyston Railway Station Featuring Dura Platform is Open for Business

By Marie-Ann Capps January 8, 2020

We're exceptionally proud to have been part of the design and build for the brand new Robroyston Station in Scotland. The very first train called at Robroyston at 08:37 on December 15th, en route to Edinburgh Waverley from Glasgow Queen Street, and offers local residents access to the railway network for the first time since 1956.

The station features the latest hybrid GRP and steel Dura Platform innovation from Dura Composites, who supplied contractor AmcoGiffen.  With a wealth of experience in the rail sector, AmcoGiffen was awarded the design and build contract to construct the new unmanned station- which features step-free access and forms part of ScotRail’s rail upgrade plan for Scotland’s railway infrastructure. The station will be served exclusively by brand-new class 385 electric trains, providing a greener and more efficient rail network.

Dura Composites recommended a hybrid GRP and steel solution for this project, which is designed to meet the requirements of Network Rail standard NR/L3/CIV/030 and combines the strength of a steel foundation with a Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) award-winning Dura Platform surface.

The Dura Platform surface has incredible durability and anti-slip properties which are proven to stand the test of time, showing a mere 5% reduction in slip-resistance after a million footfalls (tested to BS 7976-2:2002+A1:2013).

Dura Platform can be installed rapidly by skilled contractors and allows for work to be carried out at difficult locations where a more traditional approach would be prohibitive. Adjustments can be made quickly and easily to suit the requirements of future rolling stock., and Dura Platform has a design life in excess of 60 years, making it a truly futureproof solution. Read more about it here.

Commenting on the installation of Dura Platform at Robroyston, Richard Palmer of Dura Composites said,

“Dura Platform has already won multiple awards for innovation and suited the needs of the new-build station at Robroyston well. We’re proud of having played a part in ensuring this project was delivered both on time and on budget.”

Working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, including Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), ScotRail, Network Rail, Glasgow City Council, and Abellio, this collaboration has enabled vital transport links for future Robroyston housing developments and has enhanced local transport sustainability, improving links and transport options not just for the Glasgow region, but also for East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire.

If you have a Rail project that could benefit from our composite solutions, why not talk to our Rail Team about how we can help on 01255 440291?

You can see more images and read our Robroyston Case Study here.