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’s newest temporary RRAP that delivers real-time savings for rail contractors. A RRAP that can be installed by hand rather than machine, saving time spent waiting for power to be isolated to avoid plant conflicting with overhead lines, has proven popular with TPA’s rapid rail access customers since its launch.
AGC specified TPA’s ultimate Dura-Base HDPE plastic roadway panels to assist with replacing 530m of highways boundary fencing alongside the M6 near Keele services in Staffordshire
TPA Portable Roadways successfully provided a solution for the Tall Ships Races 2023 in Hartlepool, using their lightweight but heavy-duty aluminium Trax panels. Collaborating with event deliverers, REM, to create a wide flat area over rough terrain for various activities during the four-day celebration.
Platform edge protection and access steps from TPA’s Rapid Rail Access division have been specified for the first time, at Manningtree station in Essex.
TPA recently hosted a visit to the company’s head office in Worksop by Jo White, Deputy Leader of Bassetlaw Council and Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency.
Portable roadways by specialist access solutions provider TPA have helped the installation of two mammoth bridges for HS2, one of which was the UK’s heaviest bridge drive using SPMTs (Self Propelled Modular Transporters).
Vp plc’s strategy to reduce emissions gets the SBTi seal of approval. Specialist equipment rental group Vp plc has had its efforts and its strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through science-based targets validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
Second three-year contract for the Tattoo’s temporary trackways goes to TPA.
TPA’s Portable Roadways division helps Network Rail with its latest Western Route project. Work has drawn to a close on Network Rail’s latest project with temporary access solutions supplier TPA.
Portable roadways from TPA help Network Plus install a new gas main on playing fields.
Beaulieu’s annual Spring Autojumble welcomed 13,000 visitors and exhibitors back to the grounds of the National Motor Museum in Hampshire over a sunny weekend in May.
Temporary roadways by TPA help with a bridge demolition for Amco Giffen.
Temporary Roadways by TPA have featured in the return of the popular 1990s TV series Challenge Anneka.
When it comes to selecting the best solution, there's a clear winner in terms of sustainability: portable roadways made of aluminium. Let's explore the environmental benefits of choosing a portable roadway over constructing a temporary stone access road.
TPA launches carbon calculator comparison between portable roadways and stone roads
TPA’s Rapid Rail Access division launches portfolio of site access and safety products.
Since joining the company back in January 2003, Oliver started out as Drivers Mate and worked his way up to his current role of Sector Operations Manager.
Ecological consultancy Ecosulis carries its own fleet of 50 floats but turns exclusively to TPA Pontoons when it needs additional resources, as it has done for a number of projects over the years, most recently at the University of Warwick.
New site access app from TPA delivers the three Cs - Clarity, Communication and Consistency.
UK leading temporary access solution provider, TPA, launches 4m wide roadway panel.
When the world’s best mud run series decided to reinstate a pontoon obstacle, they looked to temporary access solutions provider TPA, and TPA were almost too good for them!
After an absence of two years due to Covid, this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo, the 46th, returned in force, making use of two TPA systems for the first time – heavy duty aluminium panels as portable roadways and debuting TerraGuard as pedestrian walkways.
Lightweight foam rapid rail access points (RRAPs) from the Rapid Rail Access division of TPA provided a “perfect” solution to a short lived but challenging maintenance project for Network Rail.
Former gas platform finds a new lease of life, thanks to Mammoet and TPA.
TPA have been awarded FORS Silver accreditation for higher standards of fleet transport management
TPA has helped bring back to life a Scheduled Monument known locally in Lancashire as the “fairy caves”.
More than two years after a walkway along the River Don in Sheffield collapsed during floods, pontoons from TPA are helping to determine its future.
TPA Pontoons will again exhibit at Seawork, Europe’s largest commercial marine exhibition, in Southampton from June 21st to 23rd.
Across stands G7 & G8 at this year’s Rail Live will showcase solutions from Groundforce, TPA, ESS, UK Forks, Torrent Trackside, Brandon Hire Station and MEP
TPA have offered insight into one of the ways in which they reduce water usage across both their Worksop & Lesmahagow depots
World Day for Health and Safety at Work is observed on the 28th April each year to promote safe, healthy working conditions across the globe. At TPA, our whole ethos is centred on the safety of our staff who are fully compliant in best practice health and safety procedures.
The team here at TPA spent a night on the floor of Birmingham Railway Station in an effort to raise money for the Railway Children charity.
TPA Pontoons complete Outreach Rescue DEFRA Module 2 Water Rescue / Flood First Responder training
Modular pontoons from specialist temporary access solutions provider TPA provided a “first class” solution to the first-ever principal inspection of a critical section of the Viaduct.
TPA are pleased to announce that their ongoing commitment to safety and efficiency has been rewarded after retaining the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Silver award for the third year running.
Modular pontoons from specialist access solutions provider TPA have helped a ground-breaking marina enjoy the peaks, and troughs, of its first month in business.
The Vp group will be exhibiting a comprensive range of specialist rail and construction equipment and solutions split across two stands at Rail Live 2021, which takes place on June 16th - 17th
Temporary roadways from specialist access solutions provider TPA were the only real option for main contractor Jeakins Weir when it came to building a new sports ground.
Company’s pontoons division helps to combat flooding issues in Worcester.
Helping to re-install a pedestrian bridge over a flooding River Severn during one of the worst winters seen in recent years proved a particular challenge for the pontoons division of specialist access solutions provider TPA.
TPA panels help protect the ground around a temporary dining marquee.
When it came to a temporary flooring system to help one of the world's top coeducational independent day and boarding schools meet social distancing guidelines, event production company Vision Group knew exactly who to turn to.
Modular pontoons helped to reinvigorate a reservoir draw-off tower.
A project to renovate a draw-off tower in the middle of a Welsh reservoir, using plastic and NATO steel pontoons supplied by specialist temporary access solutions provider TPA, has now been completed.
The company’s portable roadways division claims TerraGuard is one of the safest around
One of the safest temporary flooring systems available has been launched by specialist access solutions provider TPA, part of the VP plc group.
The TPA team in Austria are used to working on projects in spectacular settings, and non-more so, than on an important rail infrastructure project, where they had to also work in the tightest of conditions 100 m underground.
Innovative system enables quick, safe and easy platform/rail access for users.
Portable, temporary safety stairs that make access to the track from station platforms during rail works easier and safer for workers have been launched by the rail division of specialist access solutions supplier TPA.
Portable roadways division launches slide protection barriers. Specialist access solutions provider TPA has extended its portable roadways portfolio with the launch of slide protection barriers.
COVID-19 Update from Managing Director David Williams (TPA & Groundforce) 29/05/2020
Portable roadways supplied by specialist temporary access solutions provider TPA have provided an access solution for J Murphy & Sons while they were carrying out major works to help electrify an area of the Midland mainline railway line at Rushden, Northamptonshire.
COVID-19 statement from TPA
David Walkden steps up for the temporary access solutions provider.
Specialist temporary access solutions provider, TPA, has appointed David Walkden as its new managing director
TPA Temporary Roadways has today announced that they are finalists in the prestigious Festival Supplier Awards 2020. The company is shortlisted in the Best Temporary Roadway/Walkway Award category, for its work on Royal International Air Tattoo.
TPA, part of Vp plc group, has won a shortlisting in the peerless Construction News 2020 Specialists Awards.
TPA wins a three-year contract with the Royal International Air Tattoo.
Supplying temporary roadways to an airshow can provide challenges that an access solutions supplier might not encounter on other sites and ensures the selection of the right supplier is critical.
Access provider’s VersaDock system provides a temporary marina at ExCel.
Modular pontoons from specialist access provider TPA have helped the world’s leading defence and security equipment exhibition double the size of its temporary marina.
TPA are pleased to announce attainment of the silver award in the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).
Murphy and Sons hired 1300 TPA Aluminium Traxpanels, to provide a vital temporary roadway for traversing vehicles over challenging ground to allow access to a railway bridge at the Odell Viaduct in Bedfordshire. The bridge which is being demolished and reconstructed, is part of the £1.5 billion investment by Network Rail to upgrade the Midland Main Line.
Temporary access solutions provider TPA has appointed a new UK sales manager.
TPA Pontoon's, part of VP Plc and a market leading specialist provider of modular plastic and steel pontoon systems, are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting their range of equipment at the Seawork exhibition on the 11th – 13th June.
Beaulieu Enterprises hired close to 500 aluminium panels and accessories from TPA to provide temporary trackways at the International Autojumble. The event, hosted by the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu
Portable roadways supplied by temporary access solutions provider TPA are helping Sandycroft Construction help with a major expansion to Alton Towers Resort.
TPA’s aluminium and plastic panels have been enabling plant including three-tonne dumpers, five-tonne diggers and an 18-tonne mobile crane move and lift more than 100 1¼-tonne wooden pods into position on a site next to the resort’s Enchanted Village.
Portable roadways supplied by temporary access solutions provider TPA are protecting land from damage and helping deliver a major 30-mile power line refurbishment in the most cost-effective way.
TPA staff are taking part in Railway Children’s Charity Sleepout event, which takes place on the 31st January. The TPA staff will be sleeping at Liverpool Lime Street Station raising money for children who face this every day.
TPA Portable Roadways is proud to announce a successful outcome following an Achilles Utility Vendor Database (UVDB) audit in November 2018 in which a near perfect score was achieved.
The UVDB certification is a pre-qualification requisite which allows TPA to promote their services to major buyers including UK Power Networks, United Utilities, National Grid and Water authorities.
Strong growth in demand for TPA, a leading European supplier of temporary access solutions, has been marked with a £4 million investment in new products, vehicles and the expansion of its operations in Scotland.
TPA Temporary Access Solutions have launched a new multi-branded user-friendly website. The new website will provide visitors with quick and easy access to all three unique temporary access divisions: TPA Potable Roadways, TPA Pontoons and TPA Rapid Rail Access.
More than 2,500 professionals working in marine and coastal civil engineering will flock to the industry’s leading show at Birmingham's NEC in September.
Running on the 12th & 13th, The Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo is the UK’s largest and most influential event of its kind - dedicated to showcasing the innovative products and infrastructure within this specialist civil engineering sector.
TPA UK enjoyed a record winter in the UK Transmission sector working on three large infrastructure projects for National Grid and Scottish Power. Many smaller maintenance projects for the District Network Operators (DNOs) across the UK were also undertaken, including some renewable energy projects.
Following a successful year of growth, the TPA Pontoon division will be adding a new vehicle with a dedicated crew for transporting and assisting with the installation of modular plastic pontoons.
A bespoke access solution was provided for a Geotechnical Contractor in a sensitive location to enable ground investigation tests and directional borehole drilling.
This project forms part of the ground investigation framework for HS2 with site investigations (SI) being undertaken to demanding standards.
TPA Nato Steel Pontoons are a safe medium load solution for working on water. The steel pontoons can be connected to each other on both the short and long sides.
Ideal industries for this product include - Rail, CP5, Water, AMP6 & Construction, Civil engineering industry sectors & projects.
An introduction into TPA NATO Modular Steel Pontoons which are the Safe Medium Load Solution for Working on Water for a diverse range of installations across an array of Industry Sectors.
An overview of TPA Pontoons who are a market leader in modular floating pontoons, water division equipment and safety boats.
The products are easy to assemble and solves problems working on water access, the company works in a diverse range of different sectors such as Construction, Military and Marine.
An introduction to TPA Pontoons whose product range provides a service for different needs such as public access, moving of people, plant and machinery which can be adjusted to fit bespoke designs.
An introduction the TPA Pontoons Air Assisted Dock, this is the safe solution for working on water which has the capability of lifting a 30ft vessel up to 6 tonnes in weight.
TPA Versadock Pontoons Outboard Motor Attachment
TPA - Rapid Rail - Network Rail approved track crossing system. Lightweight foam sections allow for customary rapid installation time in a safe and cost effective way.
The access point is made up of two metre long foam sections, each weighs 33kg so they are easily carried into position making the product simple and time saving.
TPA Rapid Rails patented Temporary Speed Restriction sign is Network Rail approved and allows users to attach a TSR sign in seconds without using sandbags or removing ballast.
The easy design allows for safe and fast assembly with no removal of equipment or tools needed for set up.
TPA plastic pontoons have more plastic in them than any other similar product on the market. It has the latest technology which allows for added strength and stiffness to the platform this provides an easy transportation platform suitable for multiple industries.
An overview into Rapid Rail products, these products are Network Rail approved. They minimise the risks of damage to plant while maximising actual working time.
The Network Rail approved Track Access Matting System provides an all round solution to the on and off tracking of road rail plant.
Its very quick to install by hand and comes in 4 interlocking sections. The product allows for a safe passage for plant hire while also protecting the rail heads from damage.
Rapid Rails Universal Track Access system (UTAS) allows longer rubber tire or track road rail machines to get off and on rail tracks easily and safely.
The full ramp kit of 3 sections can be fully installed and ready to use in 20 minutes.
TPA - Portable Roadways used at Leeds Festival 2011 to allow festival goers and venders in and out of the festival with ease.
TPA - Turf Protection has been used at Manchester Citys Etihad stadium to protect the pitch in preparation for the Take That concert
A short introduction of a handful of the products TPA Portable Roadways have to offer, this includes the Terrapad, HD Panel and Tufftrak.
Time lapse of a contract for Sellafield nuclear site. TPA were tasked with creating an aluminium portable roadway on the Cambrian coastline to allow materials into the site.
TPA Zappmat is renowned for its lightweight but strong material, the mats interlock which are perfect for pedestrian walkways or light duty roadways.
The Zappmat is quick and easy to install it takes around 15 minutes per 50m2 making it perfect for quick temporary solutions.
TPA Terraroad is specifically designed heavy duty road mats for temporary roadways, walkways & working platforms.
What makes the Terraroad unique is that it can be used in areas of high theft risk and are lighter than alternatives on the market and 50 linear metres can be installed in 1-2 hours.
An insight into TPA Portable Roadways, who offer temporary roadways across Europe providing first class hire and installations.
TPA’s newest temporary RRAP that delivers real-time savings for rail contractors. A RRAP that can...
AGC specified TPA’s ultimate Dura-Base HDPE plastic roadway panels to assist with replacing 530m...