At-Grade Transit Platforms

Armor-Deck®’s At-Grade Transit Platforms save time and money, while making train boarding and subway platforms safer, and more accessible for persons of all abilities.

Innovative FRP Train Platforms

Armor-Deck®’s At Grade Transit Boarding Platform Systems were designed to ease the installation of tactile panels on asphalt platforms. Installed all over the country, at some of the busiest train platforms and subway platforms, our at grade boarding system provides a smooth transition between adjacent surfaces, such as asphalt or pavers, and are used in many conditions that have vehicular loading. Durable, safe and lightweight, Armor-Deck® At Grade Transit Boarding Platforms have revolutionized platform systems.

At-Grade Platform Features

Armor-Deck®’s At Grade Boarding Platform System reduces overall construction costs and increases the speed of installation. By not requiring the use of heavy machinery, hundreds of linear feet can be installed, in just one day! Additionally, these transit safety products can easily accommodate curved platforms and contour to varying elevations. Precise tolerances are achieved through the integrated tongue and grove construction at panel joints.

These transit platform panels feature truncated domes on the topside of the panel, serving as a detectable warning. The enhanced design of the detectable warning surface provides a safer and more accessible walking surface for the mobility impaired, the elderly and visually impaired individuals. The tactile surface alerts persons with visual impairments of the nearing of the platform edge. The expertly engineered surface provides excellent slip resistance in all conditions.

Some noteworthy features of Armor-Deck®’s At Grade Platform Boarding System include:

  • A high density, non-porous material which does not corrode, and is extremely durable
  • Lightweight
  • Zero maintenance
  • Impervious to salt, chemicals and freeze thaw cycles
  • Factory installed detectable warning and non-slip panel surfaces
  • Panels may be curved to match track radius and sloped for drainage and crossings
  • Faster installation times, and shorter critical path scheduling
  • Tongue and groove construction at panel joints
  • Provides a smooth transition to reduce the risk of trips and falls
  • Excellent slip resistant to protect against slips in all weather conditions
  • Available in bright yellow to serve as a stark visual warning of the platform’s edge

At Grade Platform Applications

Throughout North America, Armor-Deck®’s At Grade Transit Boarding Platform System has been installed on some of the busiest train platforms and subways platforms, with very little need for maintenance.

Some of the most common applications you may find Armor-Deck® are:

  • Multi-modal transit platforms
  • Metro Station
  • Underground Transit Platforms
  • Subway Boarding Platform
  • Commuter Train Platform
  • Mono Rail Platform

At Grade Platform Code Compliance

Each Armor-Deck® At Grade Platform Boarding System meets all relevant building and safety codes, including ADA requirements

Further, our transit safety product has been rigorously tested to exceed the following testing standards:

  • Water Absorption ASTM D 570-98
  • Slip Resistance ASTM C 1028-96
  • Compressive Strength ASTM D 638-03
  • Tensile Strength ASTM D 638-08
  • Flexural Strength ASTM D 790-03
  • Chemical Stain Resistance ASTM D 543-95
  • Abrasive Wear ASTM D 2486-00
  • Resistance to Wear ASTM C501-84
  • Fire Resistance ASTM E 84-05
  • Accelerated Weathering ASTM G 155-05a
  • Accelerated Aging and Freeze Thaw ASTM D 1037-99
  • Salt and Spray Performance ASTM B 117-03