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Glazing systems used in Welsh railway enhancement scheme

  • 5 Mar 2015

Wrightstyle has supplied 300 square metres of Schueco’s FW60XR enhanced curtain wall system alongside doors, windows and sliding entrance doors to Cardiff Central Station as part of a major upgrading project for Network Rail Wales.

Cardiff station exteriorThe project is part of the Cardiff Stations Enhancement Scheme to improve station entrances, add new platforms and upgrade tracks and signalling.  

The £220 million Welsh project was designed to increase the reliability and capacity on the Cardiff and Valleys rail network before the beginning of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Richard Panniers, project surveyor for Bam Construction who worked closely with Wrightstyle on the project, commented: “This has been a project of enormous complexity – not least to ensure that all aspects were completed to budget and on time, with both Cardiff Central and Queen Street stations remaining open during upgrading works.”

Wrightstyle were tasked to work within these constraints and provide glass and glazing components to help transform both stations into modern and safe transport hubs.

The project further extended Wrightstyle’s relationship with Network Rail, having previously supplied systems for several stations, most notably for the refurbishment of London’s King’s Cross.

Tim Kempster, Wrightstyle’s managing director, added: “At Wrightstyle, we have long experience in both rail and airport projects – for example, for a major rail hub in Hong Kong and the Dubai Metro and, In the UK, in several railway and Underground stations.

Our comprehensive range of advanced doors, internal screens and external glazing systems are designed to contain fire, smoke and toxic gases for up to two hours, and have been successfully tested against both ballistic and bomb attack.”

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