Kenway Corporation’s Ultra-Lightweight ADA-Compliant Rail-Boarding Ramp Passes Amtrak’s Muster

Amtrak field tested Kenway’s ultra-lightweight ADA-compliant rail-boarding ramp at all stations in Maine yesterday, and they appeared to be quite pleased with the product’s overall form and function.

Rail-Boarding ReampKenway designed and manufactured the ramp as an alternative to Amtrak’s current 28-pound aluminum ramp, which is heavy and awkward to handle and has caused injuries to employees who must repeatedly lift it and set it down during the train’s 10-stop route.

Kenway’s high-strength resin ramp, pigmented “Amtrak blue” just for the customer, weighed in at only 14 pounds yet deflected only 1/8 inch with 600 pounds placed at the mid-span. A 316 stainless-steel edge guard prevents damage to the ramp when deployed.

For more information and technical details, click here to download a spec sheet.