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    Ealing Common Rail Depot, London, UK

    GRP Trench Covers, Stair Treads, Walkways & Handrailing

    Project Overview

    Ealing Common Depot is a London Underground railway depot on the District line, located between Acton Town and Ealing Common stations in west London. It is the oldest of the main depots on the London Underground, having been built in 1905, when the District Railway was upgraded for electric traction.

    Helping deliver efficiency for traincare depots.

    McNealy Brown Limited is an approved supplier for many Main Contractors and Infrastructure Companies operating across the Construction and Rail Sectors and was appointed for the modernisation of the existing Ealing Common Depot.

    The depot is accessible from both ends, and lies in a north-west to south-east orientation, on the north-east side of the tracks between Ealing Common and Acton Town stations. McNealy Brown were required to install 4 low level platforms to enable the depot to carry out maintenance to the trains interiors and door level external maintenance.

    McNealy Brown chose Dura Composites for the supply of a wide range of innovative low-maintenance and safe GRP solutions which could help meet not only the maintenance and cleaning requirements of new trains, but also the operational requirement of increasingly frequent timetables.

    Dura Composites’ innovative GRP product solutions at Ealing Common Depot included trench covers, structural stair treads, handrailing, walkway grating and profile sections. The characteristics of GRP makes it ideal for transforming existing depots into state-of-the-art facilities, with minimal disruption to the depot’s operational teams. The most critical part of the design and install of the low level platforms made from Dura Composites GRP panels, was to ensure that no part of it encroached into the path of the trains.

    Contractor

    McNealy Brown

    Client

    TFL

    Products

    Dura Grating
    Dura Profile
    Dura Slab

    Services

    Specialist Cutting
    Fabrication & Build
    Design & Engineering

    d² GRP products modernise rail depots

    Dura Composites’ innovative GRP product solutions at Ealing Common Depot included trench covers, structural stair treads, handrailing, walkway grating and profile sections. The characteristics of GRP makes it ideal for transforming existing depots into state-of-the-art facilities, with minimal disruption to the depot’s operational teams.

    It’s great to see a rail depot benefiting from so many of Dura Composites’ GRP product solutions in one place. Our trench and pit covers, structural stair treads, handrailing, walkway grating and profile sections have helped to facilitate the in depth servicing and maintenance of the train fleet. All products are high-strength, non-conductive, lightweight, anti-slip and require virtually no maintenance, which means that they offer excellent lifecycle benefits for our end client TFL.

    Richard Palmer

    Rail Sector Manager of Dura Composites

    W5 3NY

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