14 December 2023
Focusing on products for the rail sector, this project investigates the use of platform edge rubber coping andtactile mat made from end-of-life tyres as an alternative to the traditional concrete and asphalt solutions. It will assist V/Line in achieving more sustainable outcomes in their network of stations and in upcoming upgrades. The Project, supported by TSA with funding of $245,000, will deliver a V/Line Design Assurance backing for the new rubber coping and tactile product. V/Line has committed to the use of the product once approval is achieved.
The rubber coping and tactile mat will be part of the engineering documentation produced for the project in consultation with V/Line SME’s. The project will also provide a possible second opportunity for a MTM elevated station to get Type approval for an alternately designed coping and tactile surface. This would complement similar work for the V/Line stations and expand market opportunities. Both of these are a work in progress aligning with production capacity and testing.