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 for 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 is being used to reinstate double yellow lines along the carriageway once maintenance work has taken place. It is made from long lasting themoplastic 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.
David Claridge, Director of Premier Rail has been happy with the product’s performance ‘UltraCrete products are easy to work with, convenient to store with a great shelf life!’