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    Livingston South Rail Station, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

    GRP Rail Station Platform

    Project Overview

    The £3.5m redevelopment of Livingston South station included the demolishing of both platforms and reconstruction using Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) Dura Platform 40. The widened and lengthened platforms now meet electrification standards and accommodate the introduction of six-carriage trains on the route.

    New GRP platforms in just 10 days

    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.

    Scotland’s first Dura Platform.

    The station was the first in Scotland to install the patented composite fibreglass platform system solution, known as Dura Platform. The award-winning design offered significant improvements over traditional alternatives – including a dramatic reduction in possession time and sizeable overall project cost savings over the 10 day blockade.

    Chosen for its ease of installation.

    AmcoGiffen, ScotRail and Network Rail took a forward-thinking approach when specifying Dura Platform 40. The modular lightweight structure was 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.

    Platforms extended by 28 metres using Dura’s GRP.

    Despite the blockade being only 10 days in duration, both platforms were demolished and replaced, delivering a wider platform than the previous solution and delivering an extension of 28 metres.

    Dura Platform’s anti-slip and non-conductive surface also contributed to the platform’s compliance with the electrification of the railway and the new 6 carriage trains being introduced on the route.

    Design & Build Contractors



    SPL Powerlines


    GRP Platform


    Design & Engineering
    Drone & Laser Survey

    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.

    Daniel Harkins

    Senior Contracts Manager, AmcoGiffen

    EH54 9DA

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