Alpha Rail supplies guardrail for Lancs bus station project

July 21, 2016 9:57 am

Metal railings and gates manufacturer Alpha Rail has supplied the pedestrian guardrail for a brand new bus station in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Alpha Rail, which is based in Kirkby in Ashfield, was appointed by fencing subcontractors Walbank Fencing to manufacture and supply Optirail™ High Visibility Pedestrian Guardrail .

Andy Leigh, operations director for Wallbank Fencing, said: “Alpha Rail was recommended as a supplier of the Optirail™ guardrail that had been specified by the architect. The completed installation looks fantastic and it was simple to install. I would highly recommend Alpha Rail. The sales team was friendly, efficient and professional and all delivery schedules were met”.

The new station was designed by Capita Symonds Architects and built by construction and civil engineers Eric Wright Group on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

 Alpha Rail’s V4 model of Optirail™ pedestrian guardrail features a staggered bar system which provides an optimum sight angle and is generally used on straight roads where traffic is moving at low to moderate speeds.

Phil Ball, Alpha Rail sales director, added: “The installation of pedestrian guardrail has helped to guide users safely along designated pathways and we are delighted to have been chosen to supply this highly prestigious project”.

The £4.7m project officially opened on 1st May 2016. It is the cornerstone of the £40m Pennine Reach scheme to speed up travel between Blackburn, Darwen and Hyndburn. The relocation to its new site has provided direct links with the rail station and the nearby cathedral quarter development and has increased footfall outside the shopping centre and the new market.

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