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Railway Systems

We specialise in railway infrastructure refurbishment with GRP materials.
Suppling and installing a comprehensive range of rapid fit, durable solutions for improvement and refurbishment across the railway infrastructure. Our products are carefully designed and offer safety, durability and cost efficiency.

Working closely with designers, engineers and contractors alike, we offer a wide variety of high quality GRP solutions to fit these requirements. Our products are designed and installed to comply with all relevant BS and EN codes including BS 4592.

Factors influencing the procurement process include safety critical applications, special wear and loading characteristics, resistance to extreme climatic conditions and maintenance requirements.

WHY EVERGRIP Railway Systems?

  • Rapid installation for minimal disruption and reduced cost
  • Custom made to specific requirements
  • Realistic lead times
  • Overnight installations
  • Highly durable surfaces
  • Weather resistant
  • No welding or hazardous assembly techniques
  • No painting required
  • Little or no maintenance costs

*Minimum order quantities may apply, please contact us for further information.


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Railway Systems PRODUCTS

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Access Platforms and Ramps

Our custom built access platforms and ramps made provide safe access to train carriages or locomotives in all circumstances.

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.

Highly effective solutions to these problems are custom built access platforms and ramps made from composite materials. The public, personnel and 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 installations team.

All walking surfaces are finished with a highly durable, anti-slip coating. 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.

OPTIONS

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

Additional Options include gated access to trackside platform edges, steps, guard rails and lockable gates to reach the platform surface, end guard rails or fences as required.

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 and yellow highlighted edges as required
  • Stainless steel fasteners throughout

Applications for GRP Access Platforms and Ramps include train cleaning and maintenance facilities requiring raised platforms for safe access and egress, ramped access to existing station platforms.

Ballast Panel Systems

Typically used to retain track ballast on bridges and to protect trackside facilities on embankments.

Designed as an alternative to existing steel, concrete and wooden sideboards, the Glass Reinforced Polymer Ballast Panel Systems bring great benefits and efficiencies to the process of installation combined with a low life-cycle cost.

Suitable for new projects or end of life board replacement, the GRP system is typically used to retain track ballast on bridges and to protect track-side facilities on embankments. Non-metallic construction makes them nil scrap value to thieves. Much lighter in weight than traditionally used materials, but just as strong, the panels can be produced to withstand all required loading capacities. They are easy to transport, quicker to install and offer a zero maintenance, long lifespan.

OPTIONS

All sizes are manufactured to order with an option of integrated post and handrail system.

SPECIFICATION

Standard options available as well as bespoke designs

Grey , green or any RAL colour

Fire retardant, ASTM Class 1

Wide operating temperature range -50oC to +100oC

High load bearing capacity, in-service characteristics available on request

Applications GRP Ballast Panels include retention of track ballast on bridges and viaducts, protection of trackside cabinets and facilities built into embankments.

Catch Pit Covers

An alternative to steel covers, our GRP Catch Pit Covers provides a range of benefits and efficiencies.

Designed as an alternative to existing steel covers, our Glass Renforced Polymer Catch Pit Covers brings benefits and efficiencies to the process of installation and replacement. Suitable for new projects, end of life, missing or stolen covers. Non-metallic construction makes them nil scrap value to thieves.

Manufactured in one size with a choice of standard or heavy duty options, the covers come complete with GRP fixing brackets for rapid installation. They are a fraction of the weight of the steel version, so handling the grates into position is easy. The GRP is UV light stabilised to maintain the highlighted blue colour throughout it’s life and as GRP products do not rust or rot, this adds up to a maintenance free life. Should substantial damage occur to any components, spare parts are available for quick easy and low cost replacement.

Network Rail Approved for use: Certificate of Acceptance No: PA05/03812

OPTIONS

Standard Duty 25mm GRP Drainage Catch Pit Cover including all brackets and fixings.

Heavy Duty 38mm GRP Drainage Catch Pit Cover including all brackets and fixings.

To Network Rail Specification

Please note that minimum order quantities apply to these products.

SPECIFICATION

Made from high-grade GRP

Non-halogen bearing

Fire retardant

UV stabilised

Wide operating temperature range -50oC to +100oC

High load bearing capacity – 830kg for 25m m & 2655kg for 38mm (uniform load with 1% deflection)

Suitable for all applications for trackside water drainage catch pit covers in accordance with Network Rail Company Standard RT/CE/C/006

Everdeck Panel

Our Everdeck Panel fulfils a design requirement for a new type of railway platform decking system made entirely from composite materials.

With Network Rail investing in infrastructure improvements for the long term future, the resultant GRP system has 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.

OPTIONS

Standard width 1200 mm, typical depth: 2500mm to 3000mm

Everdeck panels are produced to site specifications based on the existing trestle layout and gauging, as requested by the client.

Also available in a plain black version, without tactile for ramp ends & shelter areas.

SPECIFICATION

Bonded GRP one piece modular construction incorporating 27mm thick panel with a 53mm thick bull-nose on the trackside edge to provide additional stability for the overhang. Black Anti-slip surface with refined aluminium oxide, offering an extremely hard wearing surface. Beige off-set blister pattern tactile strip. All required safety line markings, white front edge & yellow speed hazard warning line.

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.

Everdeck Panels are in service at the following stations, Bramley, Marsden, Metheringham, Mills Hill, Mirfield, Sandall & Agbrigg, Steeton & Silsden, Tutbury & Hatton, Ulceby.

Gated Access Steps

Our GRP gated access steps provide railway personnel with safe and secure access to non-ramped platform ends or any raised operating facility.

Our GRP gated access steps provide railway personnel with safe and secure access to non-ramped platform ends or any raised operating facility.

A full design, drawing and engineering verification service is available for these products, with prefabricated units being delivered to site for rapid installation.

Complete with all safety guardrails these units provide a long lasting and maintenance free solution.  All tread surfaces are finished with a highly durable, Anti-slip coating for all weather conditions.  Gates are lockable for added security.

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 and low cost repairs.

OPTIONS

All gated steps are bespoke, made to specifications as requested by the client.

SPECIFICATION

Full modular composite construction incorporating:

  • Structure made from pultruded GRP profiles
  • Load bearing composite panels for steps
  • Anti-slip surface with refined aluminium oxide, offering an extremely hard wearing surface
  • Hazard line markings – white & yellow highlighted nose edges if required
  • Stainless steel fasteners

Applications for GRP Gated Access Steps include safe and secure access and egress for personnel working off non-ramped platform ends or raised facilities, maintenance, vehicle access, platforms, signalling boxes and levated installations.

GRP Industrial Handrail Round Section

Our premium quality industrial handrail system in a round profile.

A longlasting GRP handrail system, its many uses include walkways, steps, access to machinery and railway trackside applications.

OPTIONS

Available in steel grey and high visibility safety yellow. To order in other resin types and any RAL colour*.

  • Diameter 50mm
  • Stocked length 6000mm
  • Other sizes cut down to order

Kicker (toe) plate dimensions height 100mm, depth 15mm, stocked length 6000mm, other sizes cut down to order.

Fitting/connector range 60° & 90° tee, 90°, 120° & 150° elbow, adjustable elbow. 60° & 90° 2-socket cross, top corner, mid corner, wall socket, floor socket.

Additional options include cutting to size prior to delivery, full or partial fabrication prior to delivery, full range of fasteners.

SPECIFICATION

Applications for GFRP round section include access platform walkways, pedestrian bridges, steps & walkways, worker access to machinery,  manufacturing plants, marine vessel applications, water treatment works, offshore wind & oil facilities, railway trackside applications.

Full specifications and performance data for this product range are available. Please contact us for further information.

Whitby Bridge
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GRP Industrial Handrail Square Section

Our premium quality handrail system in a square profile.

A versatile GRP handrail system, that can be cut and installed at any angle.

OPTIONS

Available in steel grey, high visibility safety yellow. To order in other resin types and any RAL colour*

  • Stanchions: 50 x 50mm
  • Sizes available:
  • Stanchions: 50 x 50mm
  • square tubular section
  • Mid-rail: 50 x 50mm square or 38 x
  • 38mm round tubular section
  • Top-rail: Contoured section
  • Custom made options:
  • Installations made order to
  • pre-existing plans
  • Design & drawing services
  • available
  • Gated access points

Additional options include cutting to size prior to delivery, full or partial fabrication prior to delivery, full range of fasteners.

*Note: minimum order quantities & lead times apply. Not all fitting types are available as standard in Steel Grey.

SPECIFICATION

Applications for GFRP square section include access platform walkways, pedestrian bridges, steps and walkways, worker access to machinery,  manufacturing plants, marine vessel applications, water treatment works, offshore wind and oil facilities, railway trackside applications.

Full specifications and performance data for this product range are available. Please contact us for further information.

Overlay Panel

Our Everdeck Panel fulfils a design requirement for a new type of railway platform decking system made entirely from composite materials.

With Network Rail investing in infrastructure improvements for the long term future, the resultant GRP system has 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.

OPTIONS

Standard width 1200 mm, typical depth: 2500mm to 3000mm

EverDeck panels are produced to site specifications based on the existing trestle layout and gauging, as requested by the client.

Also available in a plain black version, without tactile for ramp ends & shelter areas.

SPECIFICATION

Bonded GRP one piece modular construction incorporating 27mm thick panel with a 53mm thick bull-nose on the trackside edge to provide additional stability for the overhang. Black Anti-slip surface with refined aluminium oxide, offering an extremely hard wearing surface. Beige off-set blister pattern tactile strip. All required safety line markings, white front edge & yellow speed hazard warning line.

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.

Everdeck Panels are in service at the following stations, Bramley, Marsden, Metheringham, Mills Hill, Mirfield, Sandall & Agbrigg, Steeton & Silsden, Tutbury & Hatton, Ulceby.

Overline Pedestrian Bridges

Designed as full load bearing, direct replacements, GRP steps & walkway products offer a complete solution to regulatory conformance in the refurbishment of overline bridges.

The refurbishment of station facilities will likely include inspection of any older over-line pedestrian bridges considering Building Regulations and Equality Act legislation. Corroding metalwork and rotting timbers in stairs & walkways can readily be substituted by Glass Reinforced Polymer structures and surfaces.

Walking surfaces are finished with a highly durable, anti-slip coating incorporating refined aluminium oxide grit. Plain black risers can be built in to the new designs for steps where they may have been absent from an original installation.

Anti-slip walkways, stair tread covers & landing covers are also available along with tactile surfaces for partially sighted persons and infill panels for bridge sides.

OPTIONS

Walkway deck panels are produced to site requirements with specifications based on the existing steel frame layouts as requested by the client.

Anti-slip walkways, stair tread covers & landing covers are also available along with tactile surfaces for partially sighted persons and infill panels for bridge sides.

SPECIFICATION

Bonded GRP one piece modular construction incorporating:

Load bearing composite panels for steps & walkways

Plain black risers

Black Anti-slip surface with refined aluminium oxide, offering an extremely hard wearing surface

Surface mounted Tactile paving

Equality Act compliant line markings – white and yellow highlighted edges and downstands

Applications for GFRP Overline Bridge Steps and Walkways include renewal of over line pedestrian bridge decks and steps

Platform Repair Board

For instant patch repairs to damaged platforms.

For instant patch repairs to damaged platforms, Glass Reinforced Polymer repair boards are made from an extremely tough 6mm thick board in black complete with a high quality anti-slip finish. Integral chamfered & hazard yellow coloured highlighted edges minimise any trip hazard on the repaired surface.

The product is available in a flat format or with a white highlighted return for use at platform edges.

A range of standard sizes are available in both versions or made to measure.

Rapid screw down installation ensures the immediate, long lasting and safe repair of hazardous surfaces making them a popular choice for reactive maintenance teams.

Panels are impact and weather resistant making them suitable for both covered and external applications. Panels will not rust or rot and they are easy to clean.

OPTIONS

Standard sizes include 1000mm2, 1000mm x 500mm and 500mm2

Custom sizes are available to order

Additional options include white platform edge return, on one side

SPECIFICATION

GFRP one piece construction incorporating:

  • 6mm thick composite panel
  • Black anti-slip surface with refined aluminium oxide, offering an extremely hard wearing surface
  • All required safety line markings, yellow edge hazard warning line and white front platform edge
  • Applications for GFRP Platform Repair Board include:
  • Instant, semi-permanent repair to any damaged or hazardous passenger platform surfaces

Stair Tread Covers

GRP stair tread cover offers an extremely durable, anti-slip coating for all-weather conditions with enhanced performance and longevity.

To satisfy a requirement for high levels of pedestrian traffic, the Through Colour Nosing version of the GRP stair tread cover offers an extremely durable, anti-slip coating for all-weather conditions with enhanced performance and longevity.

The covers are manufactured to always maintain their highlighted edge colour, right through to end of life, without the need for additional coatings.  As the nosing component of the tread takes the greatest wear in use, this variant is engineered to be replaceable and hence will provide a greater lifespan, even under the most arduous conditions.

Prefabricated units are made to required measurements and shipped to the site for rapid installation.

OPTIONS

Standard length 3200mm

Standard depth 350mm, 300+ 50mm

White or yellow nosing

Additional option of surface mounted tactile tiles for stairway entrances for full Equality Act compliance

SPECIFICATION

  • Made from a high grade GRP, through colour nosing offered in a choice of white or yellow
  • Black rear tread board
  • Integral anti-slip surface with refined aluminium oxide, offering an extremely hard wearing surface
  • Choice of fasteners to suit all fixing applications

Applications for GRP Through Colour Nosing Stair Tread Covers include providing an Equality Act compliant solution to high pedestrian traffic levels found in railway station environments.

Trestle System

Our full or partial height trestle systems manufactured from high grade pultruded GRP composite sections and offer an extremely rapid fit, maintenance free solution for platform extension, refurbishment and height adjustment.

Independently modelled and based on existing wooden sub-structure designs, the use of GRP can offer the designer many advantages over traditionally used materials.

Because of its relatively light weight, the GRP trestle system can be fabricated and offered with a range of fitting options to suit individual site conditions. Partial pre-assembly under factory conditions and then location on site, is often easily achieved by hand greatly reducing installation and possession times. The Evergrip GRP system offers a 60 year design life.

Surfacing of newly erected structures is also simply achieved with Everdeck load bearing panels providing a black, slip resistant, highly durable surface incorporating an off-set tactile paving strip, all required safety line markings and a hidden fixing system.

Structures are impervious to climatic conditions and will not rust or rot, nor will they ever need painting as the colour is throughout the product and they are easy to clean if required. Should significant damage ever occur to any components, a modular construction allows for quick, easy & low cost repairs. Trestles are in service at Ulceby station.

OPTIONS

The standard width is 3600mm and a typical depth is 2500mm or 3000mm.

Additional options include rear trellis GRP fence.

SPECIFICATION

Comprehensive specification available including:

  • Everdeck platform surface decking boards
  • All required GRP structural members
  • Integrated GRP rear trellis fence
  • All fasteners
  • Machining and pre-assembly under factory conditions
  • Delivery to site of partially assembled modules – enabling rapid erection off trackside for the quickest possible
  • Installation during possession times
  • System does not include any necessary groundworks
  • High quality material specification: isophthalic resins, UV stabilised, high purity aluminium oxide granules in slipresistant surface, stainless steel fasteners

Integrated safety features include anti-slip surface coating, offset blister tactile strip and any required speed line marking.

Applications for GRP Trestles include comprehensive load bearing solution complete with surface options to replace or extend wooden, or steel decked trestles or concrete platforms.

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