Ladders, Work Platforms and Scaffolding

Mobile elevating steel and aluminium platform with access steps

Platform lift lateral acces

Project description

Aluminium and steel mobile platform for lateral access during maintenance of trains belonging to the FERROCARRILS DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA.


  • The inner part of the platform has a projecting part to minimise distance for wagon access. A rubber profile has been fitted along its length to avoid damaging the train.
  • The platform can be raised 1 metre manually using a rack and pinion system. The access steps automatically adjust with the operation of a double hung system that varies inclination and allows adaptation to height levels.
  • Levelling unit and triple wheels to guarantee suitable movement along the rails.
  • Landing area for entry to/exit from the steps to improve access.
  • Steel support frame, painted in blue to provide greater structural stability.

Client needs

  1. Adjustment to height levels due to differences in existing trains. A platform unit has been designed with a height-adjustable, rack and pinion system step system.
  2. Suitable movement through the workshop. A three-wheel system is included to guarantee movement along the rails, preventing the wheel from jamming.
  3. To minimise the space between the platform and the train, a projecting part has been included, which is covered in protective rubber.
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