- February 19, 2024
AW Rail have been providing maintenance services to the railway infrastructure across the UK for many years, our wealth of experience and knowledge means that we can be reactive to the ever-changing requirements of the network and its surroundings, whether that be buildings, platforms, or line side amenities.
Platforms play an integral part of any station or rail depot, keeping them maintained is crucial not only for the integrity of the structure but also for the safety of all those that use the rail network. If you are responsible for keeping station platforms and facilities operating at peak performance, often in extreme conditions then AW Rail can assist you in your planned rail platform maintenance, delivering everything you need in a one stop solution.
Safety is paramount on the railway, and legislation now requires that all new interfaces between pedestrians and vehicles require some form of aid to warn and protect the visually impaired from harm. Tactiles have repeatably been shown as an effective tool to improve safety on the railways and reduce the number of avoidable accidents at stations. They can be utilised in many other areas such as zebra crossings, car parks and pavements to help those with visual impairment navigate safely through the station. At AW Rail we have installed thousands of metres of tactile measures across all types of stations and infrastructure.
Additionally, the installation and maintenance of copers also plays an integral part in platform safety. In line with Network Rails specifications, we can supply and install copers in a variety of formats to comply with current safety legislation/specification.
Preventing access to the railway line from the platform means the installation of access gates so that rail operatives can gain access but also prevents the public from straying onto the line. We are competent in installing all the necessary measures to help prevent this, from barriers to warning signs, witches’ hats to palisade fencing. We want to make the railway network as safe as possible for everyone accessing station platforms.
Structural works to ageing platforms has seen us carry out the installation of temporary propping for trestle coping stones that are beginning to fail and in need of support until a permanent fix is installed. Station ACO drainage installing and resurfacings to tarmacadam areas or concrete pads laid.
Often our teams at AW Rail complete station platform maintenance out of hours, reducing the necessity to close a station during operational hours, with our extensive knowledge and planning of works on the rail network we can also arrange for any line blockages or possessions to take place to ensure the safety of all our operatives carrying out these works.
No matter what your needs may be, you can rely on AW Rail Services to help you maintain your station or depots platforms. Our fully accredited and highly trained rail maintenance experts are available 24/7 – we realise that the railways are continually changing, and we relish the challenge of supporting this.