Technical Seminar at Railtex/Infrarail 2021
Thursday 9 Sept 2021 – 12:30
Suzanne Saynor, Sales Manager, Visul Systems
The final topic for discussion in the Rail Business Daily Seminar Theatre at Railtex/Infrarail 2021 will be one that is currently in the forefront of people’s minds. Suzanne Saynor of Visul Systems will ask:
Does your railway station comply with the Equality Act 2010?
The Department of Transport is working with Network Rail to install station platforms with tactile paving. It is all part of a national strategy to improve safety and confidence for disabled people on the railways.
Visul Systems has a vital role to play in building back confidence in people returning to the railways now lockdown restrictions have been lifted and ensuring they are safe. As the originators of surface mounted tactile paving in the UK, the company’s passion is to empower disabled passengers to use the railways with the same confidence as everyone else – keeping them safe at all stations.
In her presentation, Suzanne will describe how Visul’s surface mounted tactile paving, which incorporates raised profiles to alert the visually impaired to a potential danger ahead, has been endorsed and installed with a trouble-free record for over 20 years by Network Rail and London Underground.
Most recently, over 100,000 Visul Systems tactiles will be installed on more than 200 platforms as part of a major station upgrade by Network Rail along the Kent and Sussex routes. Visul Systems chamfered edge tactile has been chosen due to the quick return to service along with time and cost savings offered when compared to other methods.
Examples of the seven different profiles of tactile that Visul manufactures in the UK can be seen on stand G30 in hall 12.