GRATING TECHNOLOGY

Hoekse Lijn

A lot of hard work is going into the Hoekse Lijn rail project to improve public transport in the Rotterdam-The Hague region. The current rail line between Schiedam and the Hook of Holland will be transformed into a metro line. The connection with the Rotterdam metro network means the heart of Rotterdam will be linked to the beach of the Hook of Holland.

'Hoekse Lijn: a functional and multicoloured rail line to the beach'

Mobilis started on the conversion and renovation of seven stations and the construction of the Steendijkpolder station (in Maassluis) on 1 April 2017. The Hoekse Lijn is expected to go operational in the spring of 2018. 

Safe and accessible

The entrance portals to the Hoekse Lijn stations are located so that passengers can see the entire platform at a single glance, giving the platforms a safe appearance. The platforms have transparent walls to screen off the stops. All the stop furnishings, such as lights, cameras and waste bins, are attached to the walls, keeping the platform clear and free of obstacles. Each station will also be fitted out with a ramp or a lift, and there will be lines to guide the blind. This wide range of features will ensure that the new transport system can easily be used by disabled people.

Various types of Staco gratings

Jos van den Bersselaar Constructie from Udenhout asked Staco to deliver 1839 m2 of ROM steel gratings for the transparent walls of the Hoekse Lijn. These partitions have a narrower mesh at the bottom that increases in size towards the top. They also have round, rather than flat, filler bars to create a playful effect.

In addition, Staco delivered 1362 m2 of type RV floor gratings with Cumaru wood for the ramps. There are type RK steel full gratings on the sides of these gratings as fall prevention. Some floor grids also include hatches produced specially by Staco. For the doors with locks and protection plates for technical areas, Staco supplied type RL louvre gratings.

All the steel gratings were hot-dip galvanised by Rotocoat and fitted out with specially developed brackets to make the mounting and positioning of the gratings straightforward.

Colour

Architect Marc Verheijen designed the colour scheme for the stations using a sunset spectrum. A different colour was used in each station: from yellow on the city side to red on the sea side. Each station contains characteristic elements on the inside of the portals and in the sheeting used on the glass of the shelters. A wave pattern in every station makes it clear that travellers are on a metro line that ends at the sea.

Staco products used

Staco grating type ROM
Staco grating type RV
Staco grating type RK

Technical  information

Type ROM, with round crossbar in the middle. ROM 3-50 galvanised with different meshes  bearingbar 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77 and all crossbars on 99 mm, in total 292 m2 per mesh. Incl. special welded lugs. RV 4-60/111x 99 galvanised woodenflooring with cumaru, mounted. Gratings with cutouts, lugs. RK 3-30/33x33 galvanised, small gratings next to the RV gratings

Location

Seven Hoekse Lijn stations  from Schiedam to Hoek van Holland, NL

Application

Fencing & partitioning
Floors

Used in sector

Architectural
Public