UltraCrete – Keeping the rail network on track

A leading railway infrastructure contractor is using UltraCrete product’s to install level crossing systems for major facility owners nationwide.

Premier Rail, one of the UK’s leading multidisciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, is using UltraCrete’s refurbishment solutions to install and repair level crossing systems for key clients such as Carillion, Babcock Rail and Amey Sersa.

The work is part of ongoing maintenance and includes the installation of signs, signals, track and access platforms as well as reinstating safety lines. Work is being carried out overnight, when traffic levels are low and disruption can be kept to a minimum.

UltraCrete’s HAPAS approved Instant Road Repair cold lay asphalt 10mm grade is being used for surface repairs around rail tracks once installation has taken place. The easy work formula enables patches to be filled with ease with effortless compaction once in-situ.  The straightforward application provides a cleaner, more efficient repair method.  It can be used in all weathers at any time, day or night and is particularly suitable for small works. Furthermore, the  25kg resealable tubs eliminate any wastage, helping budgets go further.

Signals and signposts are being installed using UltraCrete’s Post Fix  rapid hardening concrete. Post Fix is a 10mm concrete formulated for sub-surface use and fast installation. Combining strength and durability, it significantly reduces the likelihood of movement damage at the point of fixing. It sets in 15 minutes and achieves a final compressive strength of 41N/mm².

UltraCrete’s Instaline road marking is being used to reinstate double yellow lines along the carriageway once maintenance work has taken place. It is made from long lasting thermoplastic material especially suitable for heavily trafficked areas and has a much greater life span than that of traffic paint. It is heat applied to asphalt and macadam surfaces and cools in minutes.

‘UltraCrete products are easy to work with, convenient to store with a great shelf life!’ David Claridge, Director, Premier Rail.

If you would like to know more, please call 01827 254402 or email ultracrete@instarmac.co.uk.  Full product information, including datasheets, can be found by visiting ultracrete.co.uk.