Service Focus - Platform Solutions

Service Focus - Platform Solutions


Date/Duration: Jul7 2018

Step ahead with modular platforms

Aspin’s pre-cast platform solutions are just part of an extensive range of services that Aspin provides for the UK’s
rail industry. They offer important advantages over cross wall and plank construction.

• Savings; in excavation and construction materials, on site working, construction time and whole life costs
• Reduced risk; reduced construction risk and requirement for possessions
• Track stability; reduced impact
• Improved safety, quality and environmental performance
• Long life; higher quality and longer life, with reduced maintenance
• Increased flexibility for temporary and future alignment of platforms
• Improved capability for future upgrades
• High integrity and robust
• Equivalent capital cost of a traditional solution, with a lower lifetime ownership cost

High Integrity

Aspin’s platform is a pre-cast concrete solution, supported on steel piles. They can usually be installed in a single shift and in most weathers as a complete modular and ergonomic solution. The pre-cast slabs incorporate the coping stone, tactile drainage and fence fixings.Once the slabs are lifted into position the joints are then filled with mastic and the fence is erected for a rapid and sustainable platform.

As the platform decks are constructed off-site, the requirement for wet trades is removed and less waste is generated.

Reduced transport and labour helps with lower carbon waste and the rapid installation times help safety as people hours on track are minimised.

It’s a system that delivers all-round advantages to the rail infrastructure, with costs equivalent to more traditional methods.

The Solution when Speed is of the essence

Bedford Station: One of the first stations in the UK to use Aspin’s platform solutions. A platform surface of 93 metres was delivered in a 27 hour possession - work which would usually take three months. Savings on the possessions costs were estimated at £157k.

Hayes and Harlington: These works had limited access to the working area, overhead lines and challenging ground conditions. Each foundation was pre-drilled and the platforms 4 and 5 were completed on time in 9 x 12 hour shifts over Christmas.

Wilnecote Station This required the lowering and slueing of an existing platform and a new 96m platform while maintaining a fully operational platform. The Aspin design solution included staggered start dates, with pre-prepared foundations and frameworks. The platform was completed on time over a 52 hour Christmas possession.



  • Rail

Services Provided

  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Structural Survey

Specific Services

  • Modular Platform Extensions

Rail Case Studies

Solutions for Sheffield Tram Train
GI for £200m Derby scheme
Modular platforms
modular platform solutions with all-round benefits
Pioneering micro piling at Severn Tunnel junction
Aspin OLE renewals for Network Rail
Arcow Quarry - Story Contracting and Aspin’s ground investigations
Sustainable platform extensions - Bedford Station
Embankment Stabilisations - Bishopton
Sustainable Aspin rail solutions -  Hayes & Harlington Platform Extensions
Strengthening Embankments – Stoke Mandeville
Aspin’s easy solutions Micro Piling for OLE Masts
Aspin’s innovative R2R 4x4 SIV debuts for Network Rail
Aspin Solutions for £100m Nottingham Resignalling Project
Aspin solutions work on Ferriby to Gilberdyke