Safer Journeys For Dalston Junction Commuters

Dalston Bus StationBuses pulling into Dalston Junction bus station posed a unique lighting challenge for TfL and the DW Windsor lighting team. The Garda LED handrail system provided a cost effective, low glare solution to overcome the shadows created by the buses.

Buses stopping and waiting at the Dalston Junction bus station were obstructing the light from the traditional products, leaving the walkway to the main Dalston Junction station dark and unsafe for pedestrians. This resulted in the need to find an effective lighting solution for the busy walkway.

After investigating potential solutions for lighting the walkway the preferred route was to retrofit the existing balustrade.

This was not only the most cost-effective route, but proved to be the most straightforward and logical, because no other third parties needed to be consulted before progressing.

The existing balustrade, having never been structurally tested, provided a separate challenge for the Garda team to tackle. The lighting solution had to be as lightweight as possible. So, in keeping with this, DW Windsor recommended and opted for the aluminium variant of the Garda illuminated handrail, which at just 2.6kg per metre, was 2kg lighter than the standard stainless steel version.

With the safety of pedestrians paramount to the project, retrofitted Garda balustrade provides a true asymmetric light distribution, lighting the path to 36lx with an average uniformity of 0.59. This puts light exactly where it’s needed, counteracting the shadows previously created by the buses.
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