Arrow Metal custom perforated sheet metal has helped to give Hazelbrook train station a first-class upgrade.
The renovation of the Blue Mountains station, which included new lifts, parking spaces and amenities, is designed to improve accessibility under the Transport for NSW Transport Access Program. The Program gives passengers a better, safer and more seamless public transport experience.
A key element of the project was the creation of a safe and accessible passenger walkway, which was made using Arrow Metal perforated aluminium panels. But instead of a single, uniform perforation, the architect’s design for the custom perforated sheet metal had multiple perforation styles, for visual interest and modern appeal.
Look closely and you can see that the unusual pattern on Hazelbrook train station’s panels is almost 3D. The pattern at the very top features only outlines of geometric shapes. It slowly graduates to random filled in areas, creating shadows and a stacked, 3D block effect. It finally evolves at the bottom into a solid panel, sprinkled with smaller-sized perforations.
To achieve this complex and unique visual effect, we split the design across two separate perforated metal sheets in each section, using CAD drawing for accurate pattern matching. Each panel duo was then joined together on site using ‘invisible’ clear 6mm polycarbonate, with no joins visible.
The base metal is a special 5052 grade of aluminium, which we sourced and shipped from interstate. 5052 grade aluminium is a high strength yet lightweight metal, with high corrosion resistance.
Working closely with the on-site teams, Arrow Metal delivered the panels to very tight timescales, achieving all deadlines to keep the train station upgrade running on time.
Hazelbrook train station is the latest infrastructure project the Arrow Metal team has worked on, showcasing our expertise in large-scale multi-million-dollar transport developments.
Our other transport and train station projects include custom footbridge panels for the revamp of Harris Park station, bespoke panels for Oatley station’s spectacular footbridge and balustrade and panels for Brisbane Ferry Terminal.