Safety handrails and guardrails from Moddex Systems were installed along the South Morang railway line extension to ensure pedestrian safety.
The $498 million South Morang Rail Extension project was opened to the public in May 2012. The 3.5km railway line extension from Epping is the biggest expansion of Melbourne's rail network since the City Loop more than 30 years ago. The project saw new stations open at Thomas town and Epping, with the newest station being South Morang, in addition to the duplication of five kilometres of single track between Keon Park and Epping.
John Holland dealt directly with the Moddex Victorian distributor to source its safety handrails and guardrails for various applications required along the length of the extension. John Holland site engineers ordered and installed the Moddex systems, specifically the Tuffrail range of industrial handrails.
Over 2.5 kilometres of Moddex handrails and guardrails systems were installed to protect pedestrians and pedestrian access.
Rapid delivery of the Moddex barrier systems, shipped flat packed resulted in proven savings for John Holland. Installation was completed quickly due to the modular, innovative design, which did not require specialist installer skills or welding.
Eighteen months after project completion, the galvanised barriers that provide protection to pedestrians around culverts, flash flood zones, railway bridges and walkways, display no reduction in safety and robustness resulting from exposure. The barriers have an expected life to first maintenance of 30 years since no welding is involved in the installation process.