The Niagara Park Station upgrade was part of the NSW Public Transport Access Program which aimed to deliver accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure for public transport customers. The town itself has come a long way since its timber getting and cattle raising roots. In recent times its seen an increase in population from not only retirees but also young millennials looking to escape the city for a more balanced and affordable lifestyle.
The station itself was in very poor condition with safety hazards and access issues. Designers required a trench drain to remove surface water runoff in wet days. As well as improved wheelchair and walking access to cater for the stations increase in population. Grates needed to be heel friendly as well as visually appealing with the new platform and furniture.
The Orca Solution:
Orca Australian Made GV200 with our patented galvanized heelguard and slip resistant Griptech grate.
. Orca Australian Made GV200 are Engineered to meet the following standards:
AS3996:2006 Access covers and grates
AS4586:2013 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surfaces
AS1428.1 Design for access and mobility
. Patented galvanized heel guard grates are not only visually appealing, but tick all boxes for heel and wheel/mobility safety.
. The Griptech grate also meets the slip resistance criteria of the project with its patented anti-slip nodule system which ensures ultimate grip in all types of weather conditions.