Project: Needham Market Rail Station Platform, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8AS
Client: Hammond (ecs) Ltd, Abellio Greater Anglia
Design & Build Contractor: Hammond (ecs) Ltd
- Needham Market Station serviced 103,353 passengers between March 2019 – April 2020.
- Out of a total of 2569 stations in the UK, Needham Market is the 1739th busiest station. (data ref from Table 1410 – Passenger entries and exits and interchanges by station – updated 22 July 2021)
Why Dura Platform?
After over a century of heavy use, many of the UK’s concrete train station platforms now require replacement as they reach the end of their service life. Even those that don’t require complete replacement need regular maintenance which can drain resources and cause passenger disruption.
Traditionally concrete has been used, but works can require long possessions and Road Rail Vehicles are normally required for the transportation of materials. Even when concrete is used, there is still no easy solution to fixing the problem of stepping distances between the train and the platform when subsidence means they have become out of gauge.
Dura Platform is a breakthrough composite product which solves all of these challenges and more in record time. The solution has a host of revolutionary features and allows contractors to replace or overlay onto damaged or subsided platforms a low maintenance, modular, lightweight, height adjustable structure that enhances safety with anti-slip surface options, in-built water management, integral lines, optional integral lighting and snow melting capability, all with similar or lower overall project costs than concrete.
- Network Rail Compliant
- Anti-Slip Surface
- Low Maintenance
- Fast Install Times
Dura Composites are helping to answer the major challenges facing Britain’s railway network such as capacity, reliability and efficiency. Composite materials are a realistic long term alternative across a wide range of applications within the Rail Industry in replacing traditional materials.
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