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 provides the widest range and largest fleet of proprietary temporary road rail access point products in the UK. Covering every application from RRAPs for on/off tracking RRV’s to specialist dig access solutions, pedestrian access and worksite safety products TPA has the safe access solution for your worksite.
TPA works collaboratively with its clients and equipment manufacturers to ensure that the correct solution is provided for your application on time, every time.
TPA provides a complete range of installation, inspection, maintenance and removal services for road rail access points. Products that may require such services include semi-permanent RRAPs, embankment steps, magnetic safety barriers & switch kits. Typically the service provided comprises of:
The Dig to Deck Ramp is designed to be used in conjunction with the UTAS (Universal Track Access System) to ensure safe access to and egress from the track bed (Dig). The system is used primarily in plain line and S&C renewal works. Correct use prevents damage to both plant and the end of the rail.
Lightweight Foam RRAPs are designed to provide a hand-portable, fast deployment temporary RRAP enabling on/off/cross tracking for wheeled RRVs up to a maximum of 15 tonnes per axle. This system is suited for use on flat bottom rail with 650mm sleeper spacing (28 per 60ft rail). Not suitable for use on bull head track.
The Track Access Matting System has been designed to ensure safe access to and egress from the track bed (Dig). The system is used primarily in plain line and S&C renewal works. Correct use prevents damage to both plant and the end of the rail. The system is hand portable (4 person lift) and is very quick to install/remove.
The Universal Track Access System (UTAS) group of products is designed to provide a portable, temporary solution for on/off/cross tracking of large, heavy RRVs and steel tracked rail plant. Fast installation (20 minutes) makes this system ideal for overnight possession works where it’s essential to go on track as quickly and safely as possible.
TPA’s range of adjustable embankment steps is widely used across the UK rail sector. Providing safe pedestrian access to embankments, and overcome large elevation changes on site walking routes.
The purpose of the lightweight foam crossing point is to provide a highly portable, fast method by which small vehicles and plant can safely cross railway tracks to a work area.
TPAs Strail RRAPs are designed for use on projects where the railway needs to remain open to traffic at all times. Industry leading systems from Strail are available to hire and can be utilised over the majority of the network as fitment is non-sleeper dependent.
TPA’s Magnetic TSR Board (Temporary Speed Restriction) and Magnetic PRT Board (Points Run Through) provide a quick, secure and convenient method of installing rail site signage.
TPA’s innovative Smartsafe platform access steps provide a quick and safe method of accessing the track from station platforms.
Platform Edge Protection (PEP) provides a safe working environment for personnel working on railway station platforms.
The TAMS V-RAM temporary RRAP has been designed to ensure safe on/off and cross tracking of Road Rail Vehicles and Plant during rail renewals and maintenance works.