The construction of Mirror Technology’s platform mirrors has evolved over the years and the company now has a standard design that will cover the majority of platform configurations. These standard models have been approved by Network Rail and have PADS numbers assigned to them.
Unfortunately, it has often been necessary to introduce anti-vandal measures. Fracture-resistant polycarbonate membranes are often used, since these can be replaced without removing the complete assembly. However, occasionally, the actual mirror needs to be replaced. A service exchange scheme is in operation to reduce this turnround time and mirror cassettes, which can be replaced in situ, are also available. Existing housings may require slight modification.
It is worth adding a few comments on mirror installation generally. Initial siting is most important and ideally should be carried out with a survey mirror and a train, if at all possible. This will allow the view along the doors to be fully checked and should prevent equipment obstructing signals etc ahead. When two units are used for differing train lengths, a full-size version is used for the longer set and a smaller mirror is mounted out of line for short sets.
For additional information contact:
Mirror Technology Ltd
Tel: 01242 621 534