Outstanding design perfectly implemented
Glattalbahn: Infrastructure for a growth region
A light rail system for the Glattal
Good design promotes identification
In 2004 the local transport authority Verkehrsbetriebe Glattal (VBG) invited tenders for the railway technology services of the Glattalbahn in accordance with the WTO - one of the significant infrastructure projects in Switzerland. BURRI Public Elements was awarded the contract as full-service general contractor for the RSI railway stop infrastructure. This mandate comprises development, planning and project work as well as the design, manufacture and installation of all RSI elements: waiting areas with technical equipment, railway stop and bridge railings, security fencing, bicycle stands and toilets. A total of 44 stops with 45m platforms have been produced . As the project progressed using prototypes, the technical aspects were not the only factors to be considered - co-operation with numerous specialists, all user groups, conservation bodies and disabled associations was also of great importance.
Special mountings of steel plates weighing 750kg without visible bolts, special powder coating, IP65 roof/railing tube lights with 45,000 lighting hours irrespective of length, transparent rear glass panels for protection against birds, roof glass with silk screening for transparency and solar protection, multi-functional railway stop/ bridge railings with optimum potential equalization. For the benefit of disabled persons and optimum maintenance, ticket machines, loudspeakers, flat BURRI information and light boxes, electrical and communication cabinets, swing-out waste bins, underground vent pipes, drainage etc. were integrated flush with the walls.