Livingston South railway station is one of two railway stations serving Livingston in West Lothian, Scotland. It is located on the Shotts Line, 14 miles west of Edinburgh Waverley on the way to Glasgow Central. This station has become the first in Scotland to install the patented composite fibreglass platform system solution, known as Dura Platform.
This award-winning design is a precision engineered product manufactured by a pultrusion process which complies with Network Rail specifications and offers significant improvements over traditional alternatives – including a dramatic reduction in possession time and sizeable overall project cost savings.
AMCO-GIFFEN Senior Contracts Manager, Daniel Harkins commented saying:
Dura Platform has provided an excellent bespoke platform in Scotland which will provide users with safe access for years to come. Dura Composites and Dura’s Rail Sector Sales Manager Richard Palmer, were helpful and professional, delivering the project on time and to the agreed budget.
Dura Platform has been used to install over 12,000 sqm of platform since 2014, demonstrating its sustainability. This breakthrough composite platform solves many of the challenges encountered when dealing with traditional materials.
The clients involved took a forward-thinking approach when specifying Dura Platform 40. The modular lightweight structure is easy to handle and manoeuvre allowing for rapid install, proving invaluable during the Livingston project when treacherous weather conditions brought activities to a halt for 2 days reducing valuable time on the ground.
Livingston South Redevelopment
As part of Network Rails £3.5m redevelopment of Livingston South Station, the modular lightweight system of Dura Platform 40 was the perfect solution for its rapid install capabilities.
This meant that despite just a 10-day blockade both platforms were demolished and replaced, delivering a wider platform and extension by 28m. Dura Platform’s non-conductive surface contributed to the platform compliance for the electrification of the railway and new 6 carriage train that will be introduced on the route.