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Dura Platform is a breakthrough composite product which solves all of these challenges and more in record time! Made from Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) which offers significant improvements over traditional alternatives such as concrete. It has been described as “game changing” by industry insiders and has won multiple awards.

Dura Platform is an excellent choice for both new build and refurbishment projects and is fast becoming a viable rival for traditional materials such as concrete, steel and tarmac. With over 20,000 square metres already successfully installed at railway stations across the globe, Dura Platform is now available in Australia and New Zealand.

Dura Platform can span up to an industry-leading 3.2m clear span and is capable of being man-handled, eliminating the need for costly RRVs or heavy lifting equipment. Its hidden fixing system minimises trip hazards, and the platform is also crankable to create an instant 1:40 fall to manage drainage.

Our latest innovation for Dura Platform includes the option of a solid surface on the 600mm plank which removes the need for longitudinal cover plates to cover the fixings and provides a uniform, aesthetically pleasing finish.

The UK’s leading rail platform overlay solution is now available in Australia. With over 450 falls recorded across the Sydney rail network in 2023 as reported on channel 9 news here, the time to act is now.

Dura Composites Australia’s Dura Platform solution is a cost-effective modular system which is widely used to replace or overlay non-compliant platforms with a low maintenance, modular, lightweight, height adjustable structure that enhances safety and can reduce any PTI gaps to comply with current standards, improving the passenger experience. The patented system incorporates built-in height adjustment to accommodate any potential future settlement or track renewals (a feature that was put into practice recently with excellent results at Seven Sisters station where the platforms were re-adjusted to eliminate the gap in just 24 hours).

Overlay Platform Solution

A platform refurbishment solution, fully compatible with Dura Platform panels, which allows for easy stepping distance adjustments. Can be easily deployed to rectify Platform Train Interface (PTI) stepping distance issues.

Dura Platform can cut platform installation time by up to 65% – benefiting passengers who are able to re-access the station sooner and saving labour costs for rail contractors.

The Overlay System is an adjustable, extended lifecycle platform upgrade system that overlays the existing platform structure to eliminate PTI stepping distance issues at stations.

This reduces the time, cost, mess and disruption associated with excavation and removal of existing structures and speeds up installation, meaning less inconvenience and disruption to passengers.

The system is fully compatible with the patented Dura Platform Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) 40 platform surface panels, which require minimal maintenance, negate the requirement for repainting of white/yellow lines and can incorporate a high visibility tactile pad recessed into the surface for enhanced safety.


  • The combination of GRP plates and pedestals with integrated slope correctors allows for easy height and pitch adjustment of the platform and can incorporate a 1 in 40 fall to aid water runoff.


  • System allows preparation work to begin during engineering hours, which results in less passenger disruption and more efficient use of possession times.


  • Sustainable product due to extensive design life
  • Multi-award winning & patented design
  • Complies with fire safety standards


  • Available in two variants – one with GRP plates and pedestals suited to platform overlays to solve PTI challenges (in compliance with RIS7016-INS 3.4), and the other using a combination of plates, pedestals and structural wide flange beam to facilitate platform extensions and increase passenger capacity (in compliance with RIS-7016-INS 3.1)


  • Can be rapidly installed to bring platform stepping distances back into compliance
  • Minimises passenger disruption


  • Particularly efficient in locations where traditional build systems are not suitable due to limited access, restricted possession times and/or passenger disruption concerns.

Advanced Tri-tone Surface

The latest evolution of the popular Dura Platform now features an advanced Tri-tone surface for optimised anti-slip endurance, as well as to provide improved visual resistance to everyday dirt and grime. Results from independent testing show that the Tri-Tone surface delivers a 4% increase in slip resistance performance in dry conditions and 8% in wet conditions versus the previous generation Dura Platform surface. Dura Platform with Tri-Tone achieves dry PTV figures of 78 and wet figures of 68 after 1.1 million footfalls, maintaining a fantastic 97.5% of its original slip resistance.

Find out more about Slip Resistance Testing

Introducing our GRP Rail Platform Product: Dura Platform 40

Intermediate Panel

Tactile Panel

Coper Panel

Suitable for overlays & Re-Guaging with Anti-Slip Surface tested to BS 7976 (Patent No GB 2 523 381). Achieves a clear span of 1500mm with a 5kN UDL at L/300 deflection. Weight per m2 = 35.55kgs / Approx. m2.

Dura Platform panels are designed to interlock to minimise independent panel deflection.

New patented discreet cams to improve aesthetics.

Key Benefits of Dura Platform 40

Span of 1.5m per 5kN/m2 UDL

Solid Surface on the 600mm Plank

Aesthetically Pleasing Finish

Design Life of 60+ years

Reduce On-site Fabrication

Improved Heating Distribution

Improved Fire Performance

Cost Effective Pricing

Dura Platform Options

There are a range of options which can be specified for Dura Platform 40, such as fully integrated tactile recesses.

Driver Access Platforms

Dura Composites in-house capabilities can deliver high-performance GRP depot Driver Access Platforms and Maintenance Platforms for virtually any requirement in the depot or trackside, including nose end and carriage access.

Our popular modular designs allow for re-use over and over again in multiple locations for maximum efficiency and the technological advances of our d2 technology ensures the safest, most user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing systems on the market.

Lighting Options

Available in both single or double lighting strips in white, blue or other colours, the Dura Platform LEDs present no trip hazard.

Safe and visible, the LED strips are low maintenance, have low overall running costs and have an instant aesthetic impact, making platforms appear lighter and brighter.

Surface Treatment

Dura Platform has been developed with an extremely hard wearing anti-slip finish as standard, in an attractive dark grey colour which suits all station environments. The surface is easy to maintain and over-achieves anti-slip specification in both wet and dry conditions.

Dura Composites’ unique high specification composition has been rigorously tested (in accordance with BS 7976-2:2002+A1:2013) and achieves ultra-low slip potential in both wet and dry conditions.

We’ve gone above and beyond the standard testing procedure used by others and invested further to ensure that our test conditions simulated the effects of more than 3 months’ worth of pendulum testing, to accurately assess the long term performance and durability of Dura Platform.

Station Exterior & Platform Canopies

Dura Composites’ composite dagger boards are the ideal replacement material for timber in railway station canopy fascias. Made from durable composite material with a Class B fire rating in accordance with BS EN 13501, Dura Composites Dagger Boards mimic the appearance of traditional wooden valance boards but are simple to install and require virtually no maintenance over their 50 year design life.

Trash / Debris Screens

Dura Composites trash and debris screens can be easily added to help reduce debris build up under the platform structure which could become a fire hazard. Made from our high strength, but low weight Dura Grating and Dura Profile, they are suitable for both new build and platform refurbishments, and also help assist with rodent control.

End of Platform Gates and Fences

Dura Composites’ End of Platform gates and fencing have been developed as an alternative to steel due to their non-conductive properties, making them extremely suitable for electrified rail environments.

Made from strong but lightweight GRP, they can be used for a wide range of station applications such as end of platform gates, platform perimeter fencing and screening of electrical works.

We can supply self-closing gates to complement our handrail systems. Gates are provided with spring assembly and can be hinged to an adjoining handrail stanchion or bolted to a suitable fixing plate.

End of Platform Steps

Our end-of-platform steps are made from high strength, GRP pultruded sections and are a lightweight solution which can be installed rapidly to keep the station operating smoothly.

Weighing up to 80% less than steel and 30% less than aluminium, they offer equivalent performance for considerably less weight. This results in major savings including lower installation costs due to more economical transportation, handling and on-site positioning.

As well as fully fabricated non-corrosive and non-conductive single unit GRP end of platform steps we can also supply in component or flat pack kit form ready for quick assembly on-site.

Mounted Tactile Surface & Wayfinding

Dura Composites recommends the market leading tactile solution from Viztek Ltd. Viztek are the only company in the UK that both manufacture and install surface mounted tactile paving, providing a one stop shop. When combined with Dura Composites’ platform, footbridge and walkway products, the tactiles offer an ideal solution for navigation and disability routes.

Tactiles, with their raised dots or stripes, provide both warning and information to vision-impaired people to help make the station environment more accessible. They provide a good contrast in colour with the surrounding flooring area to assist visually impaired people to understand that they should proceed with caution.

Associated Station Products

Structural Landings for Footbridges

Working in conjunction with the NEW Dura Slab Structural Treads, Dura Composites offer landing panels which can span up to 2.4m clear span (50mm thick option), achieving 5kN/m2 at L/200 deflection or up to 3.2m (using the 100mm option).

Both reduce or eliminate the need for additional supports to break spans down, providing huge advantages over other composite solutions on the market. Dura Slab Structural Landings are designed as a modular system, allowing the contractor huge flexibility both at the design stage and on site.

Dura Composites’ unique high specification composition has been rigorously tested (in accordance with BS 7976-2:2002+A1:2013) and achieves ultra-low slip potential in both wet and dry conditions.

Structural Stair Treads

Dura Composites offer newly developed full systems to speed up install times and reduce costs, possessions and bridge closures, thereby limiting disruption to end users. The Dura systems made from GRP are lightweight, high strength, anti-slip, non-corrosive and non-conductive and overcome all of the problems normally associated with the use of traditional materials such as wood, steel and concrete.

Where previous composite treads on the market have been limited in span capabilities, Dura Composites has the ability to span up to 2.1m clear open span, achieving the required 5kN/m2 at L/200 deflection and meaning that additional supports can be avoided in most scenarios.

The Dura Slab Structural Stair Tread design can be specified with built-in risers, speeding up the install process whilst increasing safety, particularly in scenarios where bridge treads are located near overhead lines or are replacing open risers.

Also included is a very slight fall to assist in the prevention of water pooling which can lead to problems with ice in the winter months. No heavy lifting equipment is needed as all panels can be easily manhandled even in full stock lengths.

Trackside Walkways

Dura Composites’ Trackside walkways are durable, lightweight, chemical and corrosion resistant, non-sparking, non-conductive and easy to manoeuvre into place aids safety and productivity.

Suitable for many applications in the rail industry our GRP Driver and Trackside Walkways offer a performance-improving alternative to traditional materials such as timber, steel and concrete.

Dura Composites is a market leader in composite open mesh grating walkway systems, having supplied to industry for 25 years.

Our d2 Dura Grating achieves an industry-leading Class B fire rating and has been championed within the rail industry for its performance-to-weight ratio and improved visual inspection capability versus previous generation GRP grating.

Using d2 Dura Grating, trackside walkways and walking routes can be easily configured to meet the requirements of accessing the rail site for train-related purposes or for maintenance of infrastructure.

Station Footbridge Walls & Ceilings

Utilising the same composite material design as our market-leading station platform Dura Dagger Boards, the panels have an attractive woodgrain effect finish which mimics traditional timber detailing but is more robust and requires significantly less maintenance over time.

Attractive, woodgrain finish without the maintenance

Our footbridge cladding and canopy soffit panels combine strength, durability and minimal maintenance allowing them to be used in a variety of station footbridge or platform applications either externally or internally as attractive panelling, soffits and fascias.

The composite panels are incredibly lightweight and meet the requirements of BS EN 13501, allowing for footbridge parapets to be enclosed with less risk to passengers thanks to the Class B fire rating.

Dura Wall Lining & Soffit Panels are ideally suited to modular footbridge designs with differing span arrangements that can be modified for each unique location.

The material can also be used to replace worn timber soffit details under station canopies to give a modern clean look to the canopy whilst concealing the unsightly structure underneath. The lower weight nature of the composite means that panels can be quickly and easily removed if the substructure requires inspection or remedial works.

Stair Tread Nosing Strips

Dura Tread Nosing Strips can be applied to a variety of stair tread materials such as concrete, wood, chequer plate or GRP grating to help mitigate the risk of slipping, tripping and falling. Quick and easy to install, Dura Tread Nosing Strips have a tough anti-slip gritted surface and are available in both Yellow and White to maximise visibility of the stair edge. Each piece is 1830mm long as standard and the profile dimension is 55mm x 55mm with a thickness of 4mm. Choose Dura Tread Nosings for a quick, cost effective solution to improving safety in slippery or hazardous areas, and for areas used by the public.

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Rail Platform & Accessories | GRP Products for the Rail Industry

Discover the d2 Dura Composites range of solutions for rail stations including platforms, footbridges, end of platform gates & fencing. The d2 range deploys unique design and the latest composite technology to deliver the safest, most cost-effective and durable solutions on the market.


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