Rail

With an aging rail infrastructure GRP has become one of the main materials driving the growth and regeneration of the rail network. The industry continues to successfully use GRP for access gratings, ladders, hand rail and structures. The clear benefits that GRP offers in these applications include, cost-effective solutions, long maintenance free service, safety, high-strength structural properties and fire integrity.

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As with all industries the rail sector has witnessed a dramatic increase in metal theft in recent years. Not only is this a drain on resources, more importantly it causes a safety risk as the products that are stolen, predominately metallic floor coverings, leave a ‘risk of injury’ hazard. Composites are visually appealing and they do not have any resale value once installed which means they are rarely subject to theft.

Due to the ongoing investment to update the UK rail infrastructure GRP solutions are growing rapidly, not just because of the standard benefits GRP offers but also due to the non-conductive characteristics of this material.

Our proven composite material solutions & engineering services have enabled CORE-6 Composites to deliver on-time cost-effective solutions to this demanding sector.

Our offering to this sector:

  • GRP handrail and fencing
  • Tactile’s and DDA approved products
  • DDA approved tread cover plates
  • GRP grating
  • Decking strips
  • Gritted plates
  • Design and fabrication services

Locations where composite are used:

  • Platform systems
  • Viaduct walkways and access
  • Access systems
  • Signal box access platforms
  • Footbridges
  • Modular staging
  • Security fencing and barriers
  • Lighting and signalling solutions
  • Drivers walkways
  • Maintenance platforms
  • Bridge parapets
  • Cable management systems

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Case Studies

Rail Live – June 21-22 2017 (Tue 6th June 2017) - In May CORE-6 teamed up with the RailAlliance and shared their ‘sector’ at Railtex trade show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.  This was the first time JBP Ltd have exhibited a rail-orientated exhibition and due to the interest in our CORE-6 range of composites JBP have chosen to join forces again with the RailAlliance by […]
The Core-6 team exhibit at Railtex 2017 (Thu 25th May 2017) - Railtex 2017 was held at the NEC in Birmingham from the 9th to the 11th of May. It was the 13th international exhibition for technological innovation in all aspects of the rail supply market. The Core6 team attended, joining hundreds of companies in showcasing cutting edge and innovative products. It was a well-attended event, offering […]
Kenton Station, North London (Tue 4th April 2017) - This station refurbishment required a new set of dagger-boards to replace the old rotten wood daggers that were past their best.
Ascot Station Non-Conductive Fencing (Tue 4th April 2017) - Due to the close proximity of the live third rail on this station, when a security fence was requested it could only be made from one product – non-conductive pultruded profiles. Core-6 supplied a pre-fabricated 1.8m high a 200m long composite fence which, due to the through-colour pigmentation of GRP profile, will provide Network Rail […]
Delivering products with zero electrical conductivity (Tue 28th March 2017) - In the power, Rail and utilities sectors one of the biggest risks is electrical conductivity. As a result materials need to be chosen with great care to keep the risk of accidents to a minimum. Ladders, handrails, gates, fencing and walkways all need to have good electrical resistance to prevent any accidental currents from travelling […]
Core6 GRP is a great alternative to steel for walkways (Fri 17th March 2017) - Open grated walkways are utilised in a wide array of settings. They are designed to prevent water from pooling and to provide a safe surface for people to walk on. Walkways must be sturdy, corrosion resistant, and slip-resistant to prevent accidents.
Core6 GRP offers H&S benefits in different settings (Mon 27th February 2017) - Regardless of the market, whether it is oil and gas, rail, construction, or industrial and processing, there are always health and safety (H&S) requirements to meet. Every workplace should be safe for employees to inhabit at all times, keeping the risks to an absolute minimum.
Railway Contractor (Mon 6th June 2016) - Industry Sector: Rail Application: Platform extension used in Rail industry. Core6 Pultruded GRP extension was used to accommodate longer trains. There was a need for the platform on this London station to be extended to aid increased capacity. Core6 Pultruded was chosen for its non-slip and easy to fabricate properties.