Rubber rail platform design replaces concrete
Breaking the norm of station design and platform installation by removing concrete and brick, the Footprint Modular Platform’s walls are built from individual 100% recycled rubber blocks.
These blocks have been perfectly sized and weighted for manual handling and designed to simplify the construction process by minimising the requirement for on-track plant.
Through this new approach, a saving of more than 25,000 kgs of carbon dioxide emissions can be achieved for a typical 36-metre platform extension, when compared to traditional construction methods.
Manufactured in the UK by Rosehill Rail, using a proprietary cold cure compression moulding process, to ensure short lead times.
The Footprint Modular Platform is made to Network Rail specifications and will be distributed through civils merchant Scott Parnell’s extensive network.
Each platform can be faced to match the existing aesthetics of the station and the system is part of Scot Parnell’s bespoke product range, a growing range of innovative solutions available to the UK rail sector.
Principal Engineer, Ben King, said: “We’re very proud to be the design partner of this innovative, low-carbon solution, which reflects our business’ purpose of improving quality of life through the production of sustainable infrastructure.
‘The platform system is also simple to construct, which will reduce the associated health and safety risks of site working on the rail network, providing benefits to all.”