External screens manufactured by Shutterflex have been installed at the Narangba Station in Queensland as part of its upgrade and improvements.
It is part of the ongoing work by TransLink Transit Authority and Queensland Rail to improve station facilities across the city network. The new station will provide customers with better station facilities and increased comfort while they complete their journey.
The innovative SF-70 screens were installed to prevent patrons climbing onto the lines and to prevent large objects being thrown on to the track.
The external screens offered a practical and cost-effective sun shade solution, while still allowing light and ventilation to the area. The blade is 70mm along the angled leg, while the blade pitch was manufactured at 60mm.
Installation of the screens was a bit of a challenge as work could only be carried out during rail shutdown times on weekends and during the night.
Due to the complexities of logistics and juggling trades, Shutterflex were involved in the project over a period of seven months. Installation of the external screens took place over three weekend shutdowns, with the project completed earlier this year.
The SF-70 screens can be manufactured as vertical or horizontal screens and have been used in other major infrastructure projects in Queensland such as the Northern Busway, schools and other rail projects.