AATi Rail is the leading supplier of heavy-duty cast metal anti-slip stair nosings for the UK Rail sector. Other products available include anti-slip floor plates, tactile corduroys, platform edge tiles and drainage grilles.
Functionally unsurpassed, all designs include a cast profile with unique encapsulated silicon carbide in the wearing surface. This ensures the pedestrian has the very best anti-slip foot contact on the stairway.
Casting the pro le means that product design features are not constrained by the extrusion process and therefore standard or bespoke features can be designed into a final product, often with the benefit of 3D CAD visualisation.
AATi Rail is also the key supplier to the £14.8 billion Crossrail project. The new railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin in 2018, will be fully integrated with London’s existing transport network and will be operated by Transport for London.
ABG Geosynthetics – C67
ABG is a UK-based market leader in the design, development and manufacturing of high-performance geosynthetic systems.
Its tunnelling solutions have been developed to provide a highly effective drainage system and mitigate the adverse effects of water on rail structures. On ABG’s stand, visitors will be able to learn more about tunnel invert and wall drainage systems, cut and cover compatible systems as well as drainage for other structures.
Earthworks and erosion control systems will also be on show with a focus on embankment construction, and how ABG’s Fildrain can be used to manage consolidation effectively in high-speed rail applications.
Technical experts will be pleased to advise on how the use geosynthetics can improve rail projects, and explain the full design and supply package ABG offer. ABG’s innovative products have been tried and tested worldwide providing cost saving solutions and helping to take projects one step closer to faster and safer construction.
Advanced Resource Managers – H30
Advanced Resource Managers (ARM) has built a strong reputation as an expert in the rail market, delivering some highly successful packages of work; often sourcing candidates with very niche skillsets. Combining a unique relationship-building approach and innovative technology, the team is highly regarded by both candidates and clients alike.
Proud to work with a broad range of rail businesses, ARM supplies talented professionals to customers within multiple disciplines, covering electrification and power, permanent way, signalling and telecommunications, rolling stock, rail stations and property. ARM delivers complex assignments for some of the industry’s leadingspecialists, encompassing client organisations, design consultancies, cost engineers and contractors.
Supplying people across the entire rail project lifecycle, ARM’s award-winning and industry-recognised team specialises in recruiting rail professionals for a wide variety of roles, including project managers/directors, commercial managers, quantity surveyors, cost engineers, estimators and design verifiers
ARM has a track record of delivering high quality talent.
AEG Power Solutions will be introducing Protect Flex and Protect Plus M600 to the Rail Industry at Infrarail 2018. The rage incudes the Protect Flex Modular UPS (uninterruptable power supply) designed to meet an increasing demand from the rail industry for equipment which has a compact footprint yet still offers a high level of reliability and resist to unprotected environment (humidity, corrosion, dust).
Protect Flex is a simplified, flexible and highly cost-effective UPS which can cope effectively with harsh environmental conditions, with an IP43 rating protection. The system is designed to maximize savings in terms of footprint and power installed (kVA). Its electrical and mechanical design, cabling and protection devices are engineered to maximize security and simplify maintenance operations.
This new UPS system concept combines a modular architecture based on hot-swappable power modules, transformer-less and IGBT based, with a customizable set of options and provides N+1 inbuilt power redundancy to maximise reliability.
AEI Cables meet the very highest standards of today’s modern rail networks, providing a range of solutions from a single source.
With products complying with the latest London Underground, EN, Railway Industry Association and other relevant national and international standards, the service includes technical advice, design and supply. This allows the joint development of new solutions to modern day challenges, whilst retaining the ability to supply established products.
AEI’s Transcab range has a proven track record across numerous railway systems, and offers a wide range of cable types, encompassing fire safety requirements inherent in modern rail systems where passenger and operability safety is critical.
This is underpinned by a specialist manufacturing unit with full control of the manufacturing process from start to finish. AEI is one of the leaders in the field of halogen-free material technology, as well as being at the forefront of fire performance cable production.
Aqua Fabrications is a manufacturer and supplier of railway drainage system and cable management products with an emphasis on heavy side materials.
At Infrarail, Aqua will be showcasing a range of safety items for use within the rail industry. On show will be examples of the new TrenchBox, for use in trenches to ensure zero harm should one collapse, and a new temporary catch-pit safety cover which not only prevents ballast ingress but prevents people falling into catch-pits on renewals and maintenance projects.
Visitors will also be able to examine a new hinged catch-pit lid. This has been developed due to bracket loss on the lids now used which can cause the lids to become dislodged. There have been a number on instances on rail of staff falling into these at night, causing them significant harm.
Experts from Aqua Fabrications will be on hand to answer questions on all of these new solutions.
Bigorre Ingénierie will be showing an Automatic Gap Filler (AGF), developed in partnership with RATP. This detects the distance between the platform and the train and swiftly fills the gap – a gap of 450 mm can be filled in less than 2 seconds.
Particularly useful for stations with curved platforms, the AGF limits the risk of passengers falling into the gap and improves access for people with reduced mobility.
Working with or without platform screen doors, the AGF can be interfaced with station control system, railway signalling, or it may be entirely stand-alone. It detects the presence of a passenger while extending and a pressure-sensitive leading edge avoids any risk of trapping.
Bigorre Ingénierie’s innovative AGF has already been installed in Metro and RER stations in Paris and on the Orléans tram system.
In addition, the company designs and manufactures other mechanical equipment, such as scissor lift platforms, bogie trolleys and automatic washing machines.
Bott is one of the UK and Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of workplace storage and in-vehicle equipment.
With increasing emphasis on quality and reliability, Bott understands that a well-equipped, safe and efficient workshop is essential for all rail operators, enabling jobs to be completed faster, easier and more cost effectively. Its high-quality, heavy-duty cubio range can help drive many long-term improvements – shortening maintenance time, reducing costs and minimising downtime of rolling stock.
For operators introducing lean principles into their processes, the cubio modular range is simple and adaptable, with space-saving storage systems for tools and equipment, enabling engineers to work more efficiently and safely.
Bott also offers a fully compliant vehicle conversion service, including welfare solutions ideally suited for remote workforces involved in major long-term projects like Crossrail, Thameslink and new high-speed line construction. From consultation to design, manufacture to installation, compliance to logistics, refurbishment and recycling – Bott can handle it all.
British Steel – C45
British Steel’s comprehensive range of steel rail products is tailored to the wide spectrum of track and traffic conditions found in the modern railway environment. By working in partnership with it customers, the company can ensure that its products fulfil the demands of the international railway industry.
A commitment to technological innovation enables the business to offer total customer solutions built on British Steel’s core strengths of metallurgy and manufacturing excellence. In addition, its expertise in research and development is well recognised in the rail industry.
British Steel will be present on stand C45, where it will be showcasing its range of premium steel products designed to meet the needs of the 24/7 railway industry. This is the first time the company will have exhibited at Infrarail under the British Steel brand.
As official Infrarail ‘On-Track’ sponsor, the company will be supplying 30 metres of rail, and will be demonstrating some of its award-winning products:
- HP335 – designed for improved wear and RCF resistance;
- Zinoco® – the most durable system available to combat rail corrosion;
- SilentTrack® – tuned rail damper system to help reduce pass-by noise by 3-6dB(A).
The company’s Rail Technologies team will be demonstrating a variety of track-monitoring activities on the official ‘On-Track with British Steel’ area, and will be on-hand to answer any questions on track condition assessment.
CEEQUAL is the first sustainability-rating scheme for infrastructure and has led the world in this sector. Established in 2003 and widely used as a ratings scheme in the world of infrastructure, there are over 690 projects registered for certification in the UK and internationally incuding Crossrail, Ordsall Chord, Midlands Metro, Northern Line Extension, Spårväg City Line (Stockholm) and the Thameslink programme.
BREEAM Infrastructure was launched as a pilot in early 2015 and acquired CEEQUAL in November that year. This has been a positive move and two schemes are coming together as a single scheme later this year.
CEEQUAL and BREEAM are standards that define best practice in sustainability for Civil Engineering and infrastructure projects. They set a series of questions or criteria which, if the project achieves, are points awarded and total to a score for the project whether as Whole Project, Design or Construction Only Assessments.
CMP Products is widely regarded as the market leader in the design and manufacture of cable glands, cable cleats and accessories, with a global reputation for innovation and quality spanning more than 60 years.
The polymeric and composite (metallic with polymer parts) cable cleats that CMP designs and manufactures have been tested in accordance with international standards relating to flame propagation, vertical burning, flammability (oxygen index), halogen gas, toxic fume and smoke emissions tests.
CMP has designed and engineered a range of products that have been specifically developed for the rail industry. These products have been tested and approved in accordance with the London Underground (LUL) Standard 1-085, which enables engineers to specify CMP’s cable cleats with confidence.
Alongside these first class products, the provision of excellent customer service is just as important to CMP’s success, as the company continues to deliver training and installation support on a global scale.
Concrete Canvas, based in South Wales, is the first in the world to manufacture and export a new class of award-winning materials called Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs).
The material is a flexible, concrete-impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable, waterproof and fire-resistant concrete layer. Essentially, it’s concrete on a roll.
Typically, rail projects can pose significant challenges for clients. The access issues associated with rail projects can often mean there is restricted or no plant access available, making use of traditional concreting solutions impossible.
However, Concrete Canvas can be specified in man-portable batched rolls, eliminating the requirement for heavy plant equipment, allowing installations to be carried out on sites which otherwise would have been inaccessible, and allowing contractors to minimise or avoid line possession entirely.
Concrete Canvas can be installed up to ten times faster than poured concrete, however, the launch of CC Wide Rolls means this can be increased further.
Cubis Systems is Europe’s leading manufacturer of innovative, lightweight structural access chamber and cable protection systems used in the construction of infrastructure networks.
To be launched at Infrarail, the new PROtrough cable protection system is an innovative, lightweight, fire-retardant cable trough that offers a modern alternative to traditional concrete systems. PROtrough has been designed to comply with all European fire-retardancy specifications, making it ideal for deployment in tunnels and station applications.
Cubis will also be showcasing its next generation of PADS-approved access chamber systems. The STAKKAbox™ ULITMA is a modular, scalable solution built on-site with easily connectable components, reducing costs due to its significantly faster install times over conventional alternatives such as brick and concrete.
As part of an integrated system approach to cable protection and access chambers Cubis will also be exhibiting it PADS approved MULTIduct™ product, used in the construction of under-track or road crossings (UTX/URX), tunnels, bridges and buried linear routes.