All change at Salford Crescent train station with Encasement
Salford Crescent train station’s new ticket office is using four unique ‘Forma’ aluminium column casings from Encasement to conceal structural steelwork as part of a £12 million upgrade programme by Network Rail.
The station, which services 1.5 million passengers a year, now has a new ticket office, better customer information and security systems plus a new lift to make the station fully accessible for the first time. In addition, the platforms have more space, new canopies and seating, which have been extended to accommodate longer six-car trains.
The improvements will enable the station to handle the increasing population in Salford and extra commuter numbers from across Greater Manchester, while the new ticket office provides improved facilities and is constructed using the bespoke Formal aluminium column casings.
Each 350mm diameter circular Forma casing is located at the corner of the ticket office and is designed to fit flush with the adjacent walls, which is achieved by manufacturing the casings as ‘three-quarter’ circles spanning only 270 degrees of their circumference rather than the full 360.
Standing 3000mm high, the casings are finished in with a RAL 9010 PPC coating and also incorporate e 300mm high top section, which was measured and fitted on site to match the roof profile of the building and create a virtually seamless finish.