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Visul Key In Station Refurbishment

Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne & Wear Metro, is investing £40m in modernisation work over the next 12 months.

The project focuses on station refurbishment, track replacement and essential new technology.


The work forms part of the £389m Metro: all change modernisation programme, a Government funded scheme to modernise the Tyne & Wear Metro which began in 2010.


Director of Rail and Infrastructure for Nexus, Raymond Johnston, said "We have £40m of investment lined up over the next 12 months as part of our Metro modernisation programme."


Locally based construction company Visul Systems were commissioned to supply 400m2 of anti-slip surfacing, 140 linear metres of surface mounted tactile paving warning surfaces and line marking paint to Nexus contracting team as part of the full platform refurbishment package.

 Anti slip surfacing


Britdex CPM Tredseal was installed on the station platforms as a combined waterproof wearing and skid-resistance system.


Britdex CPM Tredseal fought off stiff competition and was specified by the client because of its key performance indicators which includes excellent track record, ease and speed of application resulting in minimal possession times and a faster return to service. Other benefits include:

  • Based on BBA technology
  • Rapid set can be trafficked within two hours
  • Easy and quick application
  • Aesthetically pleasing finish
  • Lightweight, tough, flexible and hard wearing
  • Versatile surfacing, suitable for application on a number of different surfaces
  • This system can be applied even at low temperatures


Surface Mounted Tactile Paving Warning Surface

Since its formation in 2000 Visul Systems has grown into the UK's leading manufacturer of tactile paving systems  and is the only 'stick on' system with a tried and tested track record spanning over 15 years. The product delivers several added value benefits compared to other similar products in the market:

  • No surface excavation required
  • Network Rail & London Underground approved
  • Rapid installation
  • Adheres to most construction surfaces
  • Hard wearing & durable
  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • No 'hot works' adhesive only application

 Station Refurbishment


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