KASSEL BUS BOARDING KERB
Specialist Bus Boarding Kerb For Safe And Easy Passenger Access
A major advance in public transport access and convenience, Kassel Kerb offers a unique solution for bus docking by providing a reduced gap between pavement and the bus platform. The results are safer, faster and easier passenger, wheelchair and pushchair access, providing a more efficient and accessible community transport service.
The unique profile of the Brett Kassel Kerb, with its smooth 75° face and bottom end radius, is specially designed to achieve this with no additional tyre wear when buses are pulling into their stopping bay. This in turn helps to reduce tyre replacement costs for the bus operating companies.
Features And Benefits
- Easy, safe and quick access for all passengers
- DDA compliant providing enhanced safety for disabled, elderly or visually impaired passengers and those with pushchairs, without delays
- Tactile diamond-shaped top surface for increased passenger slip resistance
- Clearly demarcates the area of a bus stop
- Available in two heights to provide a vertical/horizontal gap of less than 50mm for improved passenger access and safety
- Guides vehicle into optimum stopping position parallel with the kerb
- Unique, smooth concave kerb profile reduces tyre wear
- Ideal for shared bus and low-floor tram stops
- Available in a wide range of colours and textures from either cast concrete or cut granite to suit your design requirements
- A range of quadrant and radial units are available to create comprehensive bus stop or station solutions
- Single piece product design provides greater durability than ‘built-up’ systems
- Compatible with Brett’s tactile, flag and concrete block paving ranges
Kassel Kerb Range
The Brett Kassel Kerb system is comprised of a range of components, including quadrants, flat blocks, ramps, as well as radial and transition kerbs. These allow the design of a wide range of options to address site constraints and safety considerations.
Kassel Kerb units are also available in a wide range of natural granite colours. The granite units feature the same design properties as the standard concrete units. The product specification tables provide all of the information necessary for specifying and ordering Brett Kassel Kerbs.
160mm and 180mm standard kerbs
Both standard sizes permit a maximum 50mm gap between kerb and bus. The 180mm unit provides increased height and is ideal for non-hydraulic buses. Whereas the 160mm unit is ideal for hydraulic buses where the boarding platform can be lowered to ease access.
Flat blocks can be used with both 160 and 180mm Kassel Ramps to provide crossing point for pedestrians
Both the 160mm and the 180mm units are available in 500mm lengths to help reduce the need for on-site cutting.
Radii and Quadrants
A range of components allowing the designer to produce a number curved kerb configurations.
Kassel Kerb Transitions And Ramps
Transition units and Ramp sets
These units create a seamless transition between standard 160mm or 180mm units and British Standard HB2 kerbs, whilst Ramp sets create a transition to the
Transition to British Standard HB2 kerbs
Transition kerbs taper from a Kassel Kerb unit to a British Standard HB2 kerb with an upstand of 125mm. If the existing kerbs have been laid at a different height, the kerbs abutting the Kassel kerb transitions should be re-adjusted to the appropriate level and laid with the face in line with the kerb.
In all cases, the ‘toe’ of the Kassel Kerb unit should be flush with the surface of the road so that the weight of the bus on the Kassel Kerb unit prevents the unit from moving.
Slimline Kassel Kerb System
Brett Slimline Kassel Kerbs are ideally suited for retro-fit applications where designers do not wish to disturb the existing kerb line and require minimal excavation prior to installation.
The use of the Diamond Paving flag from Brett Landscaping can provide the same tactile surface as would be achieved using conventional Kassel Kerbs.
The unique Slimline profile and its transition units match those of the standard Kassel profile, enabling the system to be simply integrated into existing kerb configurations, so minimising time, cost of installation and disruption to local traffic.
160mm and 180mm Slimline Kassel standard units
Both standard sizes permit maximum 50mm gap between kerb and bus. The 180mm unit gives increased height and is ideal for non-hydraulic buses.
160mm and 180mm Slimline Kassel transition units
These units are used to create a seamless transition from Slimline Kassel Kerb units to British Standard HB2 kerb.
Ideal for integrating into bus stops when the Brett Slimline Kassel system has been specified.
The Brett Diamond Paving solution provides the benefit of the textured Kassel surface without disturbing the existing kerb line.
When using Brett Diamond Paving with Kassel kerbs, it is possible to pre-drill units for the installation of LED ground lighting to provide enhanced bus stop safety for passengers in poor light conditions.