The Anonymous Widower

Minding The Gap – Barking Style

There are several ways of minding the gap between the train floor and the platform on railway systems.

  • There’s the simple get the geometry right method used on the Elizabeth Line, parts of the London Overground and some other routes.
  • There’s Stadler’s method where a gap filler comes out from the train.

But I’d never seen, this simplemethod that is used at Barking Riverside station on the London Overground.

Note the rubber strip, where all the doors on the train are by the platform.

This is a simple device and I’ve never seen it before.

But according to this article on Rail Technology Magazine, it has been in use on Heathrow Express for a year.

The devices are Australian and come from a company called Delkor Rail.

July 22, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I noticed those myself on Thursday when i took ride down there but sure ive seen them elsewhere although can’t think where!

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | July 23, 2022 | Reply

    • Look at the Delkor Rail web site. They’re used in several places.

      Comment by AnonW | July 23, 2022 | Reply

  2. I came across this solution many months ago when you were posting other articles on train-platform accessibility. Probably the best site for showing this type of gap filler is SKP Brand, a Thai company I came across this solution many months ago when you were posting other articles on train-platform accessibility. Probably the best site for showing this type of gap filler is SKP Brand, a Thai company.

    It seems to be pretty widespread in East Asian metro systems, Souel, Japan, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
    There’s another company in Australia called Mackay Rubber marketing the stuff. I don’t know how patentable the solution is but I suspect a lot of those marketing it are only factors.

    Comment by fammorris | July 23, 2022 | Reply


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