TPA Portable Roadways is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of temporary access solutions. Operating from bases in the UK and Germany, TPA provides equipment rental and installation of portable roadways, walkways and stairways, to customers in the transmission, construction, rail and outdoor events markets.
TPA Rapid Rail Access is firmly established in the rail sector as the principle provider of safe, effective, value for money access systems. Providing nationwide hire of specialist temporary access equipment designed, approved and dedicated for use in the rail sector.
TPA Portable Roadways' Carbon Calculator is a tool which takes a number of factors into account to evaluate the relative carbon impact of creating a temporary access using aluminium trackway panels as opposed to aggregate/stone.
Find out how much carbon you could be saving by using our aluminium trackway panels with our new Carbon Calculator. The carbon calculator is part of our commitment to take responsibility for our carbon output. In just a few clicks, you can get a calculation of the carbon emissions you could save, so you can make an informed decision and reduce your carbon footprint.
If you don’t know the square metreage required for your project, contact our team today to find out how we can help.
Trees Saved equates to the number of mature trees it would take to absorb this level of Co2 in a year
Basis for a calculation
Included / Excluded
Production and disposal of materials
Aggregate used once and then disposed at landfill, trackway re-used 60 times before being recycled at end of life
In depot operations
Assumed to be the same for both options. However there are on average 15 times as many lorries to be loaded and unloaded for aggregate over trackway
Transport to site
Return mileage from depot to site multiplied by number of loads with the UK government conversion factor applied. The average distance from a TPA depot to a customer site is 102 miles and the average distance from a stone quarry to site is 35 miles
On site operations
Assumed to be the same for both options. However the trackway is installed using the delivery vehicle whereas a stone access requires additional plant and machinery
Transport from site
Return mileage from site to depot / landfill multiplied by number of loads with UK government conversion factor applied
We can provide a site specific calculation if you complete the form above (just enter the square metres and press calculate now)
As a global company, we know the importance of sustainability. That's why we aim to be NET ZERO by 2050 at the latest and and have signed up to Science Based Targets initiative.
The Vp Group has achieved a 55% reduction in carbon intensity since 2010. In 2022, the use of TPAs Portable Roadways enabled customers to prevent over 10 million kg of carbon emissions, but there's always more we can do.
That's why we are introducing our new carbon calculator to show the environmental benefit of using trackway as opposed to stone roads. On average, a portable roadway will have an 80% carbon saving, in comparison to an equivalent stone access road.
If you would like to find out more about our journey to NET ZERO visit our Environmental & Sustainability website here