Bus Depot, Stoke

Project: Bus Depot, Stoke

Ensuring safe and easy access for all passengers, each of the twenty two departure bays at the City of Stoke-on-Trent’s new £15m bus terminal, are fitted with contemporary TORMAX automatic sliding doors.  Powered by the technologically advanced TORMAX Win Drive 2201 bi-parting operators, reliability of the sliding doors is assured even in this exceptionally busy location where up to 120 buses can travel through the station every hour. 

The TORMAX automatic doors help keep the internal ambient temperature stable, protecting waiting passengers from the weather whilst allowing smooth access to board the buses when they pull in, reducing the problem of bottlenecks.

The iconic station opened in the spring of this year and provides state of the art facilities for bus passengers.  In addition to the twenty two departure bays, there are waiting facilities, an information office, interactive touch-screen bus journey planners, toilets as well as a convenience store.

TORMAX has had previous experience in similar settings having successfully installed forty-four Win Drive powered automatic sliding doors at the Paragon Interchange, Hull in 2008. 

In developing the Win Drive operator TORMAX combined cost-effective door automation with simple day-to-day controls.  An innovative component fastening system also makes them surprisingly quick to install.  In addition, this is a particularly slim automatic door drive measuring just 142mm by 100mm, allowing door automation to be installed in the majority of openings.  However, this is still a powerful unit having

the capacity to operate either a single-leaf sliding door of up to 120kg or a double set of doors weighing 100kg per leaf.  Offering an impressive opening width, the operator can provide up to 2000mm clear pass-through space.