A safer solution for local people, including the large number of students from nearby schools and colleges. It is hoped the new footbridge will reduce the risk of misuse associated with crossings and provide a more accessible route across the railway.
We worked closely with Carillion from an early stage in the project to fine-tune the design of our Garda handrail, including features such as an anti-climb encasement to deter public access to the track from the bridge. The encasement, in addition to providing even illumination, carries power, data and communication cables in three isolated compartments. The LED modules have been incorporated in the underside of the sections, with cover plates neatly preventing access to inter-connecting cables.
From a single side of the bridge and staircase, the bespoke Garda system uses a high performance, asymmetric lens to focus the light distribution across the width of the walkways and stairs, where it is needed, and away from neighbouring properties.