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GRP Railway Systems Access Platforms and Ramps

Safe access to rolling stock for maintenance can present practical difficulties where no existing platform surface is present, as can access of passengers to platforms where no provision for wheelchair users has been made in the past, or where existing steps are steep and hazardous.

Specification

  • Substructure made from pultruded GRP profiles
  • Load bearing composite panels for access steps & walkways
  • Black or grey anti-slip surface

Benefits

  • Rapid installation – reduced labour costs
  • Custom made to size
  • Realistic lead times
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Benefits Icon Benefits
  • Rapid installation – reduced labour costs
  • Custom made to size
  • Realistic lead times
  • Highly durable surfaces
  • Weather resistant
  • No welding or hazardous assembly techniques
  • No painting required
  • Little or no maintenance/repair costs
  • Low life cycle costs
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Integral safety guard rails
Specifications Icon Specification

Full modular composite construction incorporating:

  • Substructure made from pultruded GRP profiles
  • Load bearing composite panels for access steps & walkways
  • Black or grey anti-slip surface with refined aluminium oxide, offering an extremely hard wearing surface
  • Hazard line markings – white & yellow highlighted edges as required
  • Stainless steel fasteners throughout
Options Icon Options

Dimensions:

  • All platforms are bespoke made to specifications as requested by the client.

Additional Options:

  • Gated access to trackside platform edges
  • Steps, guard rails and lockable gates to reach the platform surface
  • Rear/end guardrails or fences as required
Description Icon Description

Safe access by staff to rolling stock for maintenance can present practical difficulties where no existing platform surface is present;  as can access of passengers to platforms where no provision for wheelchair users has been made in the past, or where existing steps are steep and hazardous.

Highly effective solutions to these problems are custom built access platforms and ramps made from composite materials. The public, personnel & light equipment can utilise these new surfaces to gain easy and safe access to train carriages or locomotives in all circumstances.

A full design, drawing and engineering verification service is available for these products, with prefabricated sections being delivered to site for rapid assembly by our installation team.

All walking surfaces are finished with a highly durable, Anti-slip coating incorporating refined aluminium oxide grit. Integral guard rails are fitted, conforming to Equality Act legislation if required, with hazard edge markings, gated access, end of platform steps also available options.

Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) products will not rust or rot, nor will they need painting as the colour is throughout the product and they are easy to clean too.  Medium acquisition and low life-cycle costs are also significant. Should substantial damage ever occur to any components, modular construction allows for quick, easy & low-cost repairs.

Background

The use of composite materials for infrastructure renewals and improvements on the UK’s railway system has gathered pace in recent years. GRP systems have benefits which show clear advantages over alternative proposals (steel, concrete & timber), with a combination of desirable characteristics:

  • Corrosion resistance
  • High strength
  • Light weight
  • Maintenance free
  • Low life cycle costs
  • Rapid fit times
  • Insulating properties (electrically non-conductive)
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Evergrip Limited

Flaxley Road, Selby, North Yorkshire
YO8 4BG United Kingdom

PHONE: 01757 212744
EMAIL: [email protected]
FAX: 01757 212 749
Company Registered Number: 04186772
Registered for VAT Number: GB 773 5346 10

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