Our expertise in composites materials supports our clients’ design process 

Coping

Health and safety, alongside service availability, are the key drivers of the rail industry. Composites are ideal for many applications on the railways as they are lightweight, pre-fabricated to reduce possession time, fire retardant, waterproof, non-conductive and resistant to chemicals.

Infrastructure

The original rail infrastructure was built around 150
years ago. The upgrading and maintenance of this
network is critical to the ongoing operation of our
railways. Consequently, many of the projects we
have undertaken in the sector have been part of the
upgrade process.

We value the collaborative partnerships we have
developed with civil engineering companies, leading
to creation of products that are ideal to overcome
a particular difficulty. These relationships form the
basis of our working ethos on the railways, using
the engineering knowledge of our partners and our
understanding of the capabilities and limitations of
composite structures.

Platforms and Stations

A station is the physical interface between the railway
company and its customers, and it is a reflection of the
company and its operations. As platforms are extended
and new stations are built, there is an opportunity to use
composites to blend the old with the new. The result is
attractive, safe to install and use whilst having longevity.

We have worked on mainline, underground and
overground stations, upgrading platforms and station
surroundings. Consideration for the travelling public is
demonstrated by pre-fabrication of items to minimise
on-site time and disruption to journeys.

Experience of working in track-side environments
ensures our clients get a quality team to complete
these important works.

 

 

FRP Units

Where stations, bridges and other track-side
infrastructure are in the public eye, it is important to
maintain a quality of finish that gives passengers and
passers-by the right impression of our railway and
pays homage to the industrial heritage from which the
network was developed. We have used composites in
situations where traditional materials would be difficult
to apply, expensive to source or impossible to retro-fit.

In many of these projects, we have used composites
in a way that emulates another material or finish
but offers durability and longevity, freedom from
rusting or corrosion and potential to create a barrier
against graffiti. We continue to develop new ideas in
collaboration with our clients to improve the railway’s
visual impact in a safe, cost-effective way that will last
into the next century.