With Network Rail investing in infrastructure improvements for the long term future, composite GRP systems have benefits which show clear advantages over alternative proposals including steel, concrete and timber, where a combination of corrosion resistance, strength, light-weight, rapid fit times and insulating properties are all desirable characteristics. The design is tested, approved and in service at an increasing number of stations on the UK network.
Factory fabricated panels provide a black, slip resistant, highly durable surface incorporating an offset tactile paving strip, all required safety line markings and a hidden fixing system.
The system is designed to conform to all criteria laid down in Network Rail Business Document NR/PS/RES/0030, Issue 2 dated June 2005.
Panels have undergone independent testing to record mechanical capabilities, slip resistance and establish conformance. Live trials were also conducted with suitability & performance monitored. The Evergrip GRP system now offers a 60-year design life.