Kee Systems Helps Improve Pedestrian Access at Hayle Railway Station
Kee Systems has provided Hayle Railway Station in Cornwall with a combination of Weld Mesh Panels, Kee Access® and Kee Klamp® fittings to ensure safe pedestrian access as part of a £500,000 station refurbishment project.
Network Rail unveiled a joint scheme with First Great Western, Cornwall Council and Sustrans to improve access at Hayle Station in February 2014. The project saw 170 l/m of Kee Access®, 60m of Kee Klamp® fittings and 50mm x 50mm Weld Mesh Panels installed by contractor, Raymond Brown Construction to provide protected pedestrian routes and safeguarded new ramps at the entrance of the station and in the walkway to the railway platforms.
The Kee Access® and Kee Klamp® fittings have been powder coated in vibrant yellow to clearly mark the routes. Kee Systems fittings can be colour coated to any RAL colour in Polyester powder coated finishes, affording a variety of colour contrast options that are not cold to the touch. The fittings have created a smooth, continuous handrail that is fully compliant with DDA legislation and has enabled the provision of better, safer access for all travellers at Hayle Station.
“We chose the combination of Kee Systems products for this project as we have experience of installing these systems in other railway settings,” explains Site Manager, Kevin Burrows, of Raymond Brown. “We are always impressed by how quickly and easily the fittings can be installed on site, which makes for an extremely cost effective solution.”
Kee Access® fittings guarantee a rigid, stable and sturdy installation and are fitted with both Kee Koat® grub screws and Thredkoat® recess protection to ensure superior corrosion resistance, as well as defence against signs of wear.The Kee Access® range includes an ‘add-on’ offset fitting to permit an additional handrail to improve an existing structure. The modular structure of the system also incorporates impressive flexibility capable of accommodating on site variations.
The Kee Klamp® range also offers outstanding versatility and is suited to a range of guardrail applications. Manufactured from galvanised cast iron, the Kee Klamp® system securely joins structural steel tube into almost any conceivable configuration across a variety of angles. Designed with ease and speed of installation in mind, the components completely eliminate the need for hot works on site, resulting in significant cost and time savings. Neither specialist labour nor tools are required as Kee Klamp® fittings can be installed using a standard hex key, with each fitting incorporating an internal set screw to lock the respective fitting safely and securely onto the tube.
50mm x 50mm Weld Mesh Panels can be integrated into a variety of handrail and guardrail structures supplied by Kee Systems. The Weld Mesh Panels work as an effective screen against litter and can also be used to segregate areas as required.