Composite materials company Dura Composites has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category, for its composite train station platform.

The Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade was presented to the company in 2017.

 According to the company, Dura Platform is a height-adjustable composite train station platform that can reduce gaps between the train and platform edge to improve passenger safety. Dura says that it can be rapidly installed, allowing contractors to replace or overlay onto damaged or subsided train station platforms a low maintenance glass reinforced polymer (GRP) structure in modular lightweight sections that are suitable for lifting by hand.

‘The gap between the UK’s trains and platforms is getting bigger, with new carriages making it harder than ever for passengers trying to board and disembark trains – particularly those with limited mobility or visual impairments,’ said Stuart Burns, Dura Composites’ MD. ‘The Dura Platform solution can be easily deployed to accommodate new rolling stock and improve overall safety for passengers.'

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