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GRP/Steel Hybrid Platform Solution


Our recommended GRP/Steel Hybrid solution for new build platform construction and platform extensions. Combines the strength of a steel foundation with a rapid deployment hard-wearing GRP Dura Platform surface.

The Dura Composites solution for Network Rail standard NR/L3/CIV/030 compliant station platform construction combines the strength of a steel foundation with a Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) Dura Platform surface providing an optimal solution that’s quicker, safer and more cost-effective than other traditional methods.

Using steel foundations gives the hybrid solution the strength it needs, using fewer struts. A reduction in support struts means install time is faster and fewer possessions of the station are needed to install which can result in savings from possessions of up to 42%!

In 2020 the Dura Platform rapid-deployment solution won the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation in recognition of its commercial success and unique patented features which promote rapid deployment and enhanced passenger safety. As well as recognising the saving in labour costs and reducing installation times for rail contractors who can manoeuvre Dura’s modular platform sections easily without the need for expensive lifting equipment and additional labour that traditional concrete platforms require.

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ANTI-SLIP SURFACE

  • Anti-slip surface proven to reduce by just 5% after 1.1 million footfalls
  • Hidden fixing system minimises trip hazards
  • Panels are fully tested and compliant with horizontal and lateral load tests

VERSATILE SYSTEM

  • Easily manages panel ‘creep’ and concave or convex curvature
  • Crankable to create instant 1:40 fall to manage drainage
  • Neat transitions achievable from old to new platforms
  • Manages curves and falls

SAVES TIME & COST

  • Requires fewer track possessions than conventional re-build approach
  • Enhances passenger safety
  • Minimises passenger disruption

60 YEAR DESIGN LIFE FOR PLATFORMS

  • Sustainable product due to extensive design life
  • Multi-award winning & patented design
  • Complies with fire safety standards set by Network Rail (Network Rail TQ-51_R – Appendix A: Specification & Testing Requirements for GRP)

FULLY ADJUSTABLE SUBSTRUCTURE SPAN

  • Largest on the market
  • Reduces as much as 60% of footings
  • Up to 2500kgs or 87.5% lighter
  • Saves groundwork & labour costs

120 YEAR DESIGN LIFE FOR SUBSTRUCTURE

  • Protective coating on steel prevents corrosion
  • UV tested to over 5000 hours to ensure colour stability

EASY UPGRADE OF STATION FACILITIES

  • Easily accessible underground services
  • Integrated cable management
  • Caters for subsidence or ballastadjustment or new rolling stock

GRP/Steel Hybrid Platform Installation Case Studies

Contact our Specialist Rail Team about our Composite solutions

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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Richard Palmer

Rail Sector Sales Manager

Megan​ Hewett

UK Rail Structures Manager

Martin​ Strawford

Technical Solutions Manager

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Rail Sales Executive

Rail Products

Rail Platform & Accessories | GRP Products for the Rail Industry

Discover the d2 Dura Composites range of solutions for rail stations including platforms, footbridges, end of platform gates & fencing. The d2 range deploys unique design and the latest composite technology to deliver the safest, most cost-effective and durable solutions on the market.

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