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Less Wear and a Shorter Duration of Stay

The cross section of the profiled kerb matches the bus tyre profile. The kerbs have been designed to guide the bus safely to the stop by means of a self-steering effect, without driving against or climbing up on it. The smooth approach surface, matched to the bus tyre, is easy on the tyre and reduces replacement costs. Furthermore, the kerb has been prepared such that it cannot be displaced by an approaching bus, as the bus will already be on top of the kerbstone and exerting the load onto it before the flank forces can take effect.

This reduces tyre wear considerably compared to conventional concrete kerbs. “We have seen reductions in sidewall damage of up to 40%,” says Volker Schneider, head of the vehicle and bus department at the KVG Kassel.

The boarding and deboarding rates have been demonstrated to speed up passenger rotation and enable a shorter duration of stay at the stops.

Driving up on the profiled kerb’s concave approach surface reduces the horizontal and vertical distances between the vehicle and the stop, thus producing ideal conditions for barrier-free boarding and deboarding.

barrier-free bus station

Volker Schneider
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