Platform Products

Platform Products

PDM can provide a range of Platform products from precast products to linear drainage, please see a summary below of some of the products we can provide.


  • Composite manhole covers – We keep in stock a range of non-conductive, composite manhole covers in stock for use on platforms and can provide bespoke specialist fabricated access covers & frames. We can also offer through our preferred manufacturer supply chain a design from site surveys to specific CAD drawings to tailor a product that provides the most cost effective access cover solution.
  • Linear drainage – We can provide an extended selection of ACO extensive surface water management which is an array of products is the world’s leading range of channel drainage solutions. They are typically designed for efficient removal and conveyance of surface water or liquid. In some cases they are also used for attenuation or containment of same Channel drain, Line drain, Slot drain and ACO drain are terms often used interchangeably to refer to drains of a linear nature. However there is an important distinction to be made between some of them. This range is inclusive of composite gratings for non–conductive surface water removal.
  • Temporary Repair Materials – There are various products which our branches stock in quantities for re-instatement services and minor repairs to platforms
  • Hollowcore flooring & block and beam flooring – We stock a full range of FP McCann materials with all standard sizes are readily available. Simple and fast installation of suspended floor applications such as platform extensions. Our offering extends to Pre-stressed Concrete slabs used for platform extensions, these systems provides benefits of Long spans and single lift installation.
  • Coping stones - Dual coping stones - A combination of Coping Stone and Tactile in one unit. This reduces the installation time as only one product needs to be moved and installed. Different colour tactiles and different finishes for the copings are available.
  • Oversail blocks – This can be used to support and compensate for the overhang of coping stones on the edge of a platform.
  • Corduroy Tactiles – These are designed to warn users of potential hazards in the immediate vicinity and to proceed with caution, Hazard Warning Tactile Flag Paving features a raised striped pattern which runs across its surface. Also referred to as Corduroy paving, this product should be used in accordance with The Disabled Persons Act 1981 and DDA 2004. Hazard Warning Tactile Flag Paving is for use at the top and bottom of steps, level crossings and intersections of shared cycle/pedestrian routes. It should be installed at 90 degrees and 400mm from any potential hazards.
  • Thermoplastic yellow/white line marking paint - Supplied in rolls to be applied with the addition of a source of heat to bond to the platform typically to denote the safe zone in which to stand on approach of a train.
  • Access chamber boxes – We stock and extensive range of Stackable, plastic Inspection chamber boxes for electrical ducts.

Platform Copings

FP McCann is an approved manufacturer and supplier of platform copings to Network Rail and London Underground specifications.

Copings are manufactured in full accordance with the requirements of NR/L3/CIV/030 and are accredited as conforming to the pendulum test slip resistance requirements of BS EN 13036-4.

Network Rail copings are available in two industry-approved sizes 930 x 760 x 100 and 1219 x 914 x 100. Network Rail dual copings are available in two industry-approved sizes 930 x 1160 x 100 and 930 x 1260 x 100. Requests for non-standard product sizes and colours can be accommodated. London Underground nosing slabs are available from stock.

Product Benefits:

  • Manufactured to NWR specification
  • Meets NR/L3/CIV/030 requirements
  • A one-piece unit consisting of a standard coping unit combined with a contrasting colour tactile section
  • Available with optional pre-painted white and/or yellow lines factory applied for a visual warning, saving time and labour on-site, with obvious benefits in health and safety
  • Available with optional cast-in lifting inserts to aid installation
  • Available with a grit-blasted or acid etched finish as standard
  • One-piece unit not only saves time during installation but avoids the problems associated with joining coping and tactile units, such as trip hazards, de-bonding during temperature fluctuations and freeze/thaw exposure
  • Reduced whole life costs due to the reduced maintenance and serviceability required with one-piece units

Rail Tactile Paving

To denote off Street/Rail application to the visually impaired, FP McCann provides flat domed offset tactile paving units in accordance with BS EN 1339.

Approved for use in both surface and underground platforms, this product is available in buff, charcoal grey and standard grey colours.

Offset Tactile Paving

Complementary Products

Other complementary products include locating insets (large and small), imperial measurement cable trough lids (11″ x 36″) and precast concrete posts and rail ballast boards. Through our fencing division, we can supply security chain link posts, universal posts, bollards, gravel boards and screed rails.

Platform Extensions and New Platforms

FP McCann provides several construction solutions for new build platforms and platform extensions. These range from the very traditional approach, through to the latest innovations in modular design.

Every station can provide a different set of challenges and FP McCann has the right solution to answer these challenges.

Precast Reinforced Concrete Retaining Wall

The traditional platform construction can be replaced with an FP McCann precast platform retaining wall. This can be combined with FP McCann’s oversail blocks to provide an off-site solution to the traditional construction method.

Prestressed Hollowcore Planks and Reinforcement Concrete Beams

The use of hollowcore widespan flooring planks reduces labour and time-on-site while providing a cost-effective working platform.

Prestressed Hollowcore Planks and Reinforcement Concrete Crosswall

Removing the need for masonry work, a precast crosswall can be combined with hollowcore planks to provide a more efficient construction system that can be installed with greater speed.

To denote off Street/Rail application to the visually impaired, FP McCann manufactures flat domed offset tactile paving units in accordance with BS EN 1339.


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