Evergrip GRP (glass fibre reinforced plastic/polymer) trestle platforms have been independently modelled and based on existing wooden sub-structure design. The use of GRP can offer the designer many advantages over traditionally used materials. Because of its high strength and relatively light weight, a GRP trestle platform can be fabricated and offered with a range of fitting options to suit individual railway site conditions.
All required safety features are included – an anti-slip platform surface, speed line (when specified), platform edge markings and an offset blister tactile strip. They offer excellent opportunities for the new build or refurbishment of suburban and remote railway station platforms and railway rolling stock & train care maintenance facilities.
Modular design offers rapid and straight forward installation
Reduced labour costs
Fully verified engineering and design
Quick lead times – typically 16 weeks from order (subject to order size)
Highly durable components – including stainless steel fasteners
Weather resistant – trestle platforms will not rust, rot or crack
No welding or hazardous assembly techniques
Little or no maintenance/repair costs
Good chemical resistance
Each trestle platform has a 60-year design life
100% recyclable at end of life
Fully conforms to Network Rail specification
Comprehensive specification available including:
Everdeck trestle platform surface decking boards
All required GRP structural members
Integrated GRP rear trellis fence
All fasteners required to fit the trestle platform
Machining and pre-assembly under factory conditions
Delivery to site of partially assembled modules if required – enabling rapid trackside erection for the quickest possible installation during possession times
High quality material specification: isophthalic resins, UV stabilised, high purity aluminium oxide granules in slip resistant surface, plus stainless steel fasteners
Integrated safety features include anti-slip surface coating, offset blister tactile strip and any required speed line marking
Trestle platforms are designed to be installed on a pre-existing compatible sub-base e.g. concrete pads.
Dimensions (each module):
Standard width: 3600 mm
Typical depth: 2500 mm or 3000 mm
Additional Options (also in GRP):
Rear traditional trellis style or standard design fences
End of platform fence, gates and maintenance access stairs
Access ramps and handrails
Trestle Platforms are Built to Last
Our full or partial height fibreglass trestle platform systems are manufactured from high quality pultruded GRP composite sections. They offer a rapid fit, maintenance-free solution for railway platform extensions, refurbishments and height adjustments. The same design is also highly suited to train care and motive power depots, providing safe access for maintenance and repair workers. They are a highly durable solution, with a 60-year design life.
Bespoke GRP Trestle Platforms
The GRP trestle platform system can be fabricated and offered with a range of fitting options to suit individual requirements. Due to its relative light weight, the partial pre-assembly under factory conditions and installation on site is often achieved by hand. This greatly reduces installation costs, equipment use and possession times, limiting any subsequent disruption to normal operations.
Anti-Slip Platform Surface as Standard
For passenger applications, the surfacing of newly erected structures is also simply achieved with EverDeck load bearing panels. They provide a black, slip resistant, highly durable surface incorporating an off-set tactile paving strip. All required safety line markings and a hidden fixing system are included.
Structures are impervious to even the harshest of weather conditions, so they will not rust or rot. Our trestle platforms are also easy to clean. Should significant damage ever occur to any components, modular construction allows for quick, easy and low-cost replacement and repairs.
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