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    Aug 7, 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 the...

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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

    Jul 25, 2018

    A Rail Platform Case Study: How FRP Worked for the Chicago METRA Rail

    Railway infrastructure projects in the past were limited to just a few materials—such as wood, steel, and concrete—to create platforms for pedestrians and commuters. But over time, these materials no longer met the increasing...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP Rail Platforms, FRP

    Sep 6, 2017

    History Lessons While Inspecting An FRP Rail Platform

    Approximately 30 miles from Downtown Chicago is a station that serves thousands of local passengers on the Chicago METRA. Located on the Rock Island District Line, the New Lenox Station may have only been part of the METRA line...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, Chicago METRA

    Apr 8, 2015

    Chicago's New Lenox FRP Rail Platform: 5 Years Later

    A few weeks ago, during a few lucky days of warm weather, I visited Chicago, the railroad center of the nation. I was helping to conduct a five-year inspection of the FiberSPAN rail platform we supplied for New Lenox, a...

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, METRA, Rail Platforms, Chicago