Elevated Transit Platforms

Armor-Deck®’s Elevated Transit Platform System has been expertly engineered and manufactured to outlast traditional transit platform materials and requires no maintenance.

FRP Transit Platforms Built to Last

Armor-Deck®’s Elevated Transit Boarding System utilizes structural composite platforms in place of traditional materials, such as concrete, to lengthen the life span of transit platforms. These lightweight, highly durable panels can be used in new projects, or on existing platforms to replace deteriorated concrete slabs, using the existing steel or concrete structure. Not only do these transit platforms boast a lower life cycle cost than traditional materials, but are corrosion resistant and maintenance free, providing you with a transit safety solution you can trust for years to come.

Elevated Platform Features

Not only do Armor-Deck®’s elevated transit platform systems boast a longer lifecycle than concrete, but they are actually 80% lighter, making for an easy installation which does not require the use of cranes. Although much lighter, these panels have been engineered and extensively tested to provide the same stiffness and vibration characteristics as concrete.   Additionally, the interlocking joint and leveling system provides superior alignment and reduces time spent installing the panels.

Armor-Deck® panels are molded as a monolithic slab to precise tolerances so they can simply be bolted in place, without any gaps or differences in elevation. The shiplap joint and drainage channel design featured in the panel negates the need for caulking or sealant. In areas where salt or chemicals are used for snow and ice melting, concrete platforms deteriorate and require maintenance and replacement within 15-25 years. Armor-Deck® panels however, are not affected by temperature, water, salt or other ice melting chemicals, do not require maintenance and can last indefinitely.

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

  • Factory installed rub rail, detectable tactile warning and non-slip panel surfaces
  • Any panel size and shape to replace existing concrete slabs or build new platforms
  • Virtually any panel shape and size can be manufactured
  • Curved panels to match track radius and sloped panels for drainage
  • Can be installed under flagging without track outages
  • Perfect for where the load rating of older substructure requires a lighter platform deck
  • Composite platform components including knew walls, column covers and pedestals
  • Much longer life span than traditional materials

Elevated Platform Applications

Armor-Deck®’s Elveated Tranist Boardinf Platform Systems have been installed across North America, in harsh climates, since 1999 without showing signs of wear and tear.

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

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

Elevated Platform Code Compliance

Each Armor-Deck® Elevated 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