Rail Bridge Maintenance And Inspection

Floating pontoon access for rail bridge repair and maintenance

Providing floating pontoon platforms for many key projects on the UK’s rail network

We specialise in floating pontoon platform solutions and we are reconised as one of the most reliable subcontractor in the rail sector. Our strength lies in the ability to respond quickly and to successfully deliver a variety of integrated and sustainable floating pontoon solutions for our clients. Operating though out the UK, we offer a comprehensive hire service and 24/7 delivery and installation service. Our floating pontoon options can provide working platforms for rail engineers, plant and equipment, scaffold towers, Also fall arrests, deflection booms and a variety of solutions to any number of problems associated with maintaining the UK’s rail network.

Rail Bridge Maintenance Solutions


Rail bridges are rarely built on perfect right angles, but that’s not a problem when using our modular pontoons. With individual blocks measuring just 0.5 x 0.5 metres in size we can build a bridge repair platform to fit any size and shape of bridge, taking into account abutments and pillars ensuring your workforce can get as near to the work area as possible.


Access and walkways
Should access at the bridge site be poor, we are able to build pontoon walkways allowing access all the way to the work platform, saving time and money on land clearance. Outboard motors can also be attached to the pontoons, utilising custom brackets to manoeuvre them into position from hundreds of metres away if required.
Safety On Water
As standard, all of our pontoon installations are fitted with J Safe fence panels providing a safe, secure edge protection system with kick guards keeping all tools and equipment safely on the pontoon deck. We can also fit the pontoon with solar lights, lifebuoys and even provide safety boats if they’re required.

Pontoon Hire. What’s Included?

Free Estimates

Call us on 01253 921352 

Email us on  info@FPSpontoonhire.co.uk 

or complete our online contact form

Delivery & Collection

We have our own fleet of vehicles to transport your pontoon, safety boat and equipment to any location throughout the UK, Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Assembly & Dismantling

We have experienced and qualified operatives, from the assembly of a floating pontoon to the erection of a scaffold tower, There will be few challenges they have not already come across!  

Extra Equipment

We can supply additional equipment from outboard motors, tower scaffolds, life rings, throw lines, life jackets and debris booms, please ask if you have any specific requirements.

Your Project Partner

Across the UK, Floating Pontoons Solutions is a partner to construction, utility, road, rail and waterways companies for whom bridge inspection and maintenance is an integral part of the job.

We’ll work with you through all phases of your project from attending pre-start meetings, providing method statements and guidance through to installation and demobilising of the pontoon.

To discuss your project and explore pontoon hire options, please call 01253 921 352 or contact us.

Not Just Pontoon Hire

FPS maintains a safe-work-on-water policy and we also provide Safety & Support Vessels for any inland waterway, river or canal. Floating Pontoon Solutions  has a range of boats and equipment to assist you throughout your project.

All of our Safety Boats and Workboats are coded, licensed and delivered ready for use. Equipment can be hired on a bareboat basis or with one of our RYA Qualified Operators. Hire rates include: Full Day and Long Term hire. We also offer a full range of equipment for hire from life jackets and outboard engines though to scaffold towers and debris booms.

FPS will work hand in hand with you throughout each phase of your project. We offer a full range of equipment suitable for any job.

We deliver & install floating pontoons for rail bridge repairs across the UK

To talk to us about your project, please call us on 01253 804184 or