Dura Platform is a breakthrough composite product which solves all of these challenges and more in record time! Made from Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) which offers significant improvements over traditional alternatives such as concrete. It has been described as “game changing” by industry insiders and has won multiple awards.
Dura Platform is an excellent choice for both new build and refurbishment projects and is fast becoming a viable rival for traditional materials such as concrete, steel and tarmac. With over 20,000 square metres already successfully installed at railway stations across the globe, Dura Platform is now available in Australia and New Zealand.
Dura Platform can span up to an industry-leading 3.2m clear span and is capable of being man-handled, eliminating the need for costly RRVs or heavy lifting equipment. Its hidden fixing system minimises trip hazards, and the platform is also crankable to create an instant 1:40 fall to manage drainage.
Our latest innovation for Dura Platform includes the option of a solid surface on the 600mm plank which removes the need for longitudinal cover plates to cover the fixings and provides a uniform, aesthetically pleasing finish.
Dura Platform Installation Solutions
Dura Platform can cut platform installation time by up to 65% – benefiting passengers who are able to re-access the station sooner and saving labour costs for rail contractors.
We employ TWO railway platform installation methods, both utilising our advanced platform surface, Dura Platform 40. Whatever your platform requirements, our solutions cover any scenario. The GRP/Steel Hybrid Platform Installation is designed primarily for new platforms and platform extensions. For platform refurbishment and rapid deployment, we have collaborated with Hammond ecs Ltd to deliver the Mountbridge™ solution suitable for overlays and re-gauging which allows for easy stepping distance adjustments.
GRP/Steel Hybrid Platform Installation
Recommended for new build platform construction and platform extensions, our Queens Award winning GRP/Steel Hybrid solution. Combines the strength of a steel foundation with a rapid deployment hard-wearing GRP Dura Platform surface.
A platform refurbishment solution in collaboration with Hammond ecs ltd, fully compatible with Dura Platform panels, suitable for overlay and re-gauging, allowing for easy stepping distance adjustments. Can be easily deployed to rectify Passenger Train Interface (PTI) stepping distance issues.
Dura Platform 40 is ideal for use in scenarios where the substructure can be adapted to suit a 1.5m clear span. The key benefits of Dura Platform 40 are the cost, weight, and modular install methodology advantage.
Suitable for overlays & Re-Guaging with Anti-Slip Surface tested to BS 7976 (Patent No GB 2 523 381). Achieves a clear span of 1500mm with a 5kN UDL at L/300 deflection. Weight per m2 = 35.55kgs / Approx. m2.
Dura Platform panels are designed to interlock to minimise independent panel deflection.
New discreet cams to improve aesthetics (Patent Application No GB 18 19754.1)
Key Benefits of Dura Platform 40
Span of 1.5m per 5kN/m2 UDL
Solid Surface on the 600mm Plank
Aesthetically Pleasing Finish
Design Life of 60+ years
Reduce On-site Fabrication
Improved Heating Distribution
Improved Fire Performance (Network Rail Approved)
Cost Effective Pricing
Dura Platform 100
Dura Platform 100, which spans up to 3.4m can be used for platform extensions, replacements or new builds. The product can even be specified with integral LED lighting to provide additional safety at the track edge. It is available in a range of surface finishes to match existing surroundings and have an anti-slip surface which is crankable to allow easy water drainage.
There are a range of options which can be specified for Dura Platform 40, such as fully integrated tactile recesses, illumination of the coper and integrated heating to remove frost & ice build up.
Available in both single or double lighting strips in white, blue or other colours, the Dura Platform LEDs present no trip hazard.
Safe and visible, the LED strips are low maintenance, have low overall running costs and have an instant aesthetic impact, making platforms appear lighter and brighter.
Dura Platform has been developed with an extremely hard wearing anti-slip finish as standard, in an attractive dark grey colour which suits all station environments. The surface is easy to maintain and over-achieves on Network Rail’s anti-slip specification in both wet and dry conditions.
Dura Composites’ unique high specification composition has been rigorously tested (in accordance with BS 7976-2:2002+A1:2013) and achieves ultra-low slip potential in both wet and dry conditions.
We’ve gone above and beyond the standard testing procedure used by others and invested further to ensure that our test conditions simulated the effects of more than 3 months’ worth of pendulum testing, to accurately assess the long term performance and durability of Dura Platform.
Snow and ice can cause serious problems for the railways. Drifting snow from platforms and embankments can coat the electrified rail, preventing trains from drawing power and blocking lines
and snow and ice on platforms can delay passengers and cause painful trips and falls.
Traditional methods of snow and ice removal by station operators such as manual sweeping and salting or chemical de-icing are labour-intensive, have limited effectiveness and cause accelerated corrosion and deterioration of the platform and support structures.
Dura Platform can be specified with an integral heating system to keep platforms free of snow and ice in extreme weather conditions. Dura Composites’ innovative Platform Heating System removes the need for cost-intensive snow and ice clearing, whilst at the same time increasing platform safety for station users.
Underslung services can be easily introduced in accessible locations with hatch access for simplified Mechanical and Electrical maintenance and installation. Check out our GRP/Steel Hybrid platform video for more information.
Trash / Debris Screens
Dura Composites trash and debris screens can be easily added to help reduce debris build up under the platform structure which could become a fire hazard. Made from our high strength, but low weight Dura Grating and Dura Profile, they are suitable for both new build and platform refurbishments, and also help assist with rodent control.
End of Platform Gates and Fences
Dura Composites’ End of Platform gates and fencing have been developed as an alternative to steel due to their non-conductive properties, making them extremely suitable for electrified rail environments.
Made from strong but lightweight GRP, they can be used for a wide range of station applications such as end of platform gates, platform perimeter fencing and screening of electrical works.
We can supply self-closing gates to complement our handrail systems. Gates are provided with spring assembly and can be hinged to an adjoining handrail stanchion or bolted to a suitable fixing plate.
End of Platform Steps
Our end-of-platform steps are made from high strength, GRP pultruded sections and are a lightweight solution which can be installed rapidly to keep the station operating smoothly.
Weighing up to 80% less than steel and 30% less than aluminium, they offer equivalent performance for considerably less weight. This results in major savings including lower installation costs due to more economical transportation, handling and on-site positioning.
As well as fully fabricated non-corrosive and non-conductive single unit GRP end of platform steps we can also supply in component or flat pack kit form ready for quick assembly on-site.
Mounted Tactile Surface & Wayfinding
Dura Composites recommends the market leading tactile solution from Viztek Ltd. Viztek are the only company in the UK that both manufacture and install surface mounted tactile paving, providing a one stop shop. When combined with Dura Composites’ platform, footbridge and walkway products, the tactiles offer an ideal solution for navigation and disability routes.
Tactiles, with their raised dots or stripes, provide both warning and information to vision-impaired people to help make the station environment more accessible. They provide a good contrast in colour with the surrounding flooring area to assist visually impaired people to understand that they should proceed with caution.
Associated Station Products
Structural Landings for Pedestrian Footbridges
Working in conjunction with the NEW Dura Slab Structural Treads, Dura Composites offer landing panels which can span up to 2.4m clear span (50mm thick option), achieving 5kN/m2 at L/200 deflection or up to 3.2m (using the 100mm option).
Both reduce or eliminate the need for additional supports to break spans down, providing huge advantages over other composite solutions on the market. Dura Slab Structural Landings are designed as a modular system, allowing the contractor huge flexibility both at the design stage and on site.
Dura Composites’ unique high specification composition has been rigorously tested (in accordance with BS
7976-2:2002+A1:2013) and achieves ultra-low slip potential in both wet and dry conditions.
Structural Stair Treads
Dura Composites offer newly developed full systems to speed up install times and reduce costs, possessions and bridge closures, thereby limiting disruption to end users. The Dura systems made from GRP are lightweight, high strength, anti-slip, non-corrosive and non-conductive and overcome all of the problems normally associated with the use of traditional materials such as wood, steel and concrete.
Where previous composite treads on the market have been limited in span capabilities, Dura Composites has the ability to span up to 2.1m clear open span, achieving the required 5kN/m2 at L/200 deflection and meaning that additional supports can be avoided in most scenarios.
The Dura Slab Structural Stair Tread design can be specified with built-in risers, speeding up the install process whilst increasing safety, particularly in scenarios where bridge treads are located near overhead lines or are replacing open risers.
Also included is a very slight fall to assist in the prevention of water pooling which can lead to problems with ice in the winter months. No heavy lifting equipment is needed as all panels can be easily manhandled even in full stock lengths.
Stair Tread Nosing Strips
Dura Tread Nosing Strips can be applied to a variety of stair tread materials such as concrete, wood, chequer plate or GRP grating to help mitigate the risk of slipping, tripping and falling. Quick and easy to install, Dura Tread Nosing Strips have a tough anti-slip gritted surface and are available in both Yellow and White to maximise visibility of the stair edge. Each piece is 1830mm long as standard and the profile dimension is 55mm x 55mm with a thickness of 4mm. Choose Dura Tread Nosings for a quick, cost effective solution to improving safety in slippery or hazardous areas, and for areas used by the public.
Station Footbridge Walls & Ceilings
Dura Wall Lining & Soffit Panels
Utilising the same composite material design as our market-leading station platform Dura Dagger Boards, the panels have an attractive woodgrain effect finish which mimics traditional timber detailing but is more robust and requires significantly less maintenance over time.
Attractive, woodgrain finish without the maintenance
Our footbridge cladding and canopy soffit panels combine strength, durability and minimal maintenance allowing them to be used in a variety of station footbridge or platform applications either externally or internally as attractive panelling, soffits and fascias.
The composite panels are incredibly lightweight and meet the requirements of BS EN 13501, allowing for footbridge parapets to be enclosed with less risk to passengers thanks to the Class B fire rating.
Dura Wall Lining & Soffit Panels are ideally suited to modular footbridge designs with differing span arrangements that can be modified for each unique location.
The material can also be used to replace worn timber soffit details under station canopies to give a modern clean look to the canopy whilst concealing the unsightly structure underneath. The lower weight nature of the composite means that panels can be quickly and easily removed if the substructure requires inspection or remedial works.
Station Exterior & Platform Canopies
Dura Dagger Boards
Dura Composites’ composite dagger boards are the ideal replacement material for timber in railway station canopy fascias. Made from durable composite material with a Class B fire rating in accordance with BS EN 13501, Dura Composites Dagger Boards mimic the appearance of traditional wooden valance boards but are simple to install and require virtually no maintenance over their 50 year design life.
GRP/FRP Grating, Slab & Platforms
Invicta GRP Systems is our distribution partner for our glass-reinforced polymer (GRP) walkway range within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The partnership is the latest step towards bolstering our distribution network and facilitating composites use for global customers. Focusing primarily on our d2 GRP product range which delivers a high performance-to-weight ratio, anti-slip durability and fire protection for maximum safety and efficiency, it will enable companies in the region to complete ambitious new projects in half the time.
Our vision to Unlock the Power of Composites for Oil & Gas, Utilities, Rail, Transport, Construction and Marine businesses is delivered by our unrivalled portfolio d2 Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) structural flooring solutions. Our product range includes industrial flooring, access structures, hand railing, trench covers, riser void coverings and station platforms. Take advantage of our award-winning composite product range by getting in touch now.
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