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Rail Live 2022

22nd - 23rd June 2022 | Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre, Warwickshire

We are proud to be headline sponsors of Rail Live. Our Technical Rail Project Specialists will be on hand to discuss how our award-winning product range can help accelerate the delivery of your rail projects, as well as showcasing our newest innovations.

Through our design, technology and manufacturing innovations we’ve redefined what customers should expect from their composite products. WE CALL IT d2. SAFER. STRONGER. FASTER. PROVEN.

Our d2 products are lighter and as such are safer to transport, install and lift than other products on the market. Their unique anti-slip surfaces and EN13501 fire ratings increase accessibility & public safety.

d2 products have an unrivalled strength-to-weight ratio. This means that lighter or smaller products can be used to reduce project scale. Our material science knowledge allows you to see how d2 products perform in place of steel or wood based on fact not guesswork.

d2 products can be deployed rapidly to increase productivity & project efficiency due to lighter weight vs. strength. Our supply chain strategy and 3-acre Operations Centre allows us to maintain a vast stock inventory so we can deliver fast.

d2 products are proven to significantly reduce contractors’ build & through-life maintenance costs. Our in-house services include design, live load testing and FEA, so we can prove something will work before we supply it.

We are ready for you... come and find us at Stand F20

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.

Call us on 01255 440291

Richard Palmer

Rail Sector Sales Manager

Megan​ Hewett

UK Rail Structures Manager

Martin​ Strawford

Technical Solutions Manager

Victoria Lockyear

Rail Sales Executive

Check out our latest product guides

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.

Rail Depots and Trackside Solutions | GRP Products for the Rail Industry

Discover Dura Composites d2 range, our next generation composites which deliver the greatest level of performance improvement for rail applications such as ballast retention, trackside walkways, trench covers, driver hop ups, access structures and safety handrailing.

d2 GRP Access Structures

Cost-effective, practical and safe Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) platforms, walkways, access structures & bespoke fabrications constructed from our market leading d2 E23 Grade Dura Profile and Dura Grating.

d2 Dura Grating | GRP Heavy Duty Floor Grating

d2 Dura Grating is a new patent pending GRP grating series that takes structural flooring to the next level. Designed, developed and manufactured by Dura Composites, d2 Dura Grating offers outstanding safety, performance and durability and is more cost-effective than traditional GRP grating in almost every scenario.

GRP Cable Trough & Trench Cover Lids | GRP Products

Moulded and pultruded open mesh and solid top GRP trench covers, trough covers and drawpit lids with excellent strength-to-weight ratio and non-conductive properties.

Anti-Slip Flooring & Handrail Products for Industry

High-performance composite flooring and walkway solutions including trench covers, A2 fire-rated decking, access platforms and anti-slip floor sheets, plus GRP handrailing and profile sections

Our Rail Case Studies

Dura Composites Are Winners Of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation

In 2020, Dura Composites was honoured with its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, presented by The Lord-Lieutenant of Essex Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst at the company’s Operations Centre in Clacton-on-Sea.

Having previously won a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2017, this time we have been recognised for outstanding Innovation – thanks largely to the success of the rapid-deployment composite train station platform and its ability to improve overall safety for passengers.

With many of the UK’s train station platforms requiring repairs and replacement after decades of rising commuter levels and heavy use, the award-winning Dura Platform has been designed to provide easier access for passengers as well as saving 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.

Composite materials are playing an increasingly prominent role in the Rail, Highways and Transport industries thanks to their lightweight nature, durability and fire performance qualities.

Composites offer significant improvements over traditional materials and are providing innovative and sustainable solutions for a range of key infrastructure projects.

Take a look at the highlights of the Queen’s Award presentation – December 2020. Dura Platform, the Queen’s Award-Winning Composite Station Platform, is a breakthrough composite product made from Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) which complies with Network Rail specifications and is suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects as a low maintenance and cost-saving alternative to traditional materials such as concrete.

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