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NRAs 2017: Best Recycled Product

WINNER: Trojan Services – TroPath

Trojan Services was asked by its customer East West Rail to design an innovative cable troughing system that would meet its ‘next generation railway’ requirements by combining the welfare of workers along with environmental and sustainable elements.

TroPath is the result. It combines the need for cable housing for power, signals and telecoms with a safe walking route for rail personnel. The product is an innovation of an existing product, TroTred.

tro path

tro path

TroPath is made from recycled polypropylene, and offers the rail industry a lightweight, durable and long-lasting cable trough and safe walking route for rail personnel.

JUDGES’ COMMENT: “A simply amazing product– it delivers everything you’d want in a best recycled product. Mile after mile of this product will be installed along railways across the world, we have no doubt.”

There are no similar products on the market, with the standard practice being the installation of concrete troughing and a separate walkway made from wooden batons, membrane and packed type one aggregate.

An independent life cycle assessment of TroPath found that it outperforms traditional concrete products on all counts. In addition, the product has been developed in light of Office of Rail and Road manual handling restrictions for the health and safety of railway works.

The product can be used anywhere where there is a requirement to house cabling. It is predominantly used in the railway industry, but can be utilised on solar farms, power stations, gas stations and metro tramways.

In addition to its lifecycle benefits, it has health and safety benefits as well as life cost benefits compared with traditional concrete products. When the product reaches end of life, it can in turn be recycled.


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