November 18, 2021

    FRP Gets The “All Clear” Signal From The Mass Transit Industry – A Case Study

    As part of the MBTA’s capital plan, the Silver Line 3 through Chelsea, Massachusetts saw major improvements. In 2019, we were tapped to install an FRP three level switchback ramp at Chelsea’s Bellingham Square Station. The new...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP Composites

    February 05, 2021

    It’s All In The Details – Chelsea Rail Station Part 2

    Last week we took you back to Chelsea, a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, that sits directly across from Boston’s Mystic River. In 2019, we installed a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) three level-switchback bridge at...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP Rail Platforms, FRP

    January 28, 2021

    Boston Firsts

    In December 16, 1773, American colonists staged the Boston Tea Party at Griffin’s Wharf in what most call today the city of Liberty or Bean town. The group dumped 342 chests of imported tea into the harbor to protest against...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP Rail Platforms, FRP

    January 20, 2021

    Reviving Historical SEPTA Rail Station Platform With FRP

    The Reading Railroad opened Wayne Junction in the 1800s. Today it is a multi-modal transfer point for six Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) regional rail lines. The junction is also the hub for...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP Rail Platforms, FRP

    September 24, 2020

    The “Slab vs Double Tee” Question

    Slab or double tee? If you are considering replacing your deteriorated rail platform or constructing a new one with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) rail platforms, it’s a good question. Composite Advantage FRP rail platforms...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, double tee, frp slab

    September 17, 2020

    Taking the ‘A’ Train With FRP – Part Two

    Last week, we introduced you to Annadale Rail Station in Staten Island, New York and took you on a short walk through its storied history. Marrying advanced technology with history to preserve a site’s heritage while ensuring...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP

    September 11, 2020

    Taking the ‘A’ Train – With FRP

    Staten Islanders have always had a bone to pick with New York City. It is the only borough not connected to the New York City Subway system. Nor did it have a bridge connecting it to the rest of city until 1960. Dubbed the...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP

    September 03, 2020

    Fast Tracking Your Rail Platform

    Fast installation has become the catchphrase that captures people’s attention when we talk to customers about choosing a FiberSPAN rail platform. But I have to back up for a minute and tell you that it also takes time for new...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP, double tee

    August 14, 2019

    The Advantages of Tee Rail Platforms

    At Composite Advantage, our vision is for Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials to have the same acceptance for construction as the traditional materials of steel, concrete and wood. We believe that quality should never be...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, rail, FRP Rail Platforms, FRP, Tee Stiffened Panels, double tee

    August 07, 2019

    FRP Panels and Functional Rail Platforms

    Rail platforms play several important functions in the transportation industry. They must safely withstand high volumes of foot traffic, as well as other loads. They also need to be spacious enough to comfortably accommodate...

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, Rail Platforms, FRP Rail Platforms, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, Weight, Corrosion and Maintenance, Slab Decking, Tee Stiffened Panels, Custom Panels