East End Kerb appeal for Kassel

Project: East London Transit
Client: Transport for London
Product: Kassel Kerb
Size: N/A


East London Transit is a new rapid transport scheme that has been developed by Transport for London to meet the existing, and anticipated, demand for public transport in North East London caused by the Thames Gateway redevelopment and the 2012 Olympics.

There are currently two routes which operate 24 hours a day between Thames View Estate and Ilford. Both services are managed by Go-Ahead and each route provides five buses an hour on Monday to Saturday during the daytime and three an hour during the evenings and on Sunday; giving a combined frequency of ten buses per hour over the core route from Ilford to Thames View Estate.

It is essential on such busy urban routes that ease of access for all users should be optimised. The Brett Kassel Kerb profile ensures optimal vehicle positioning to minimise the gap between kerb and vehicle platform and offers maximum passenger safety and rapid embarkation.

However, the ELT scheme required a wide variety of special Kassel Kerb units to blend with the existing street design. In those locations where the existing kerb design was of Granite matching Kassel Kerb units were supplied.

In those areas where the existing kerb line could not be changed, Brett Slimline Kassel Kerb units were specified with matching ‘Diamond Top’ flag paving. A number of locations also incorporated integral LED lighting to improve platform visibility for passengers.

Given the complexity of the scheme, which utilised almost 1,000m of Kassel Kerb, much of the design was handled by the Brett Commercial Support Team which ensured that the maximum design flexibility was achieved.

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