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TORMAX Delivers Safe Access at New Durham Bus Station

9 Feb 2024
Case study

Recently completed, the new multimillion pound bus station in the heart of Durham City, features 12 sliding doors that give travellers safe access to embark the buses at the appropriate time. Installed by NE&C Windows & Doors Ltd, the access points are automated by technologically advanced TORMAX iMotion 2202 operators.

Designed for reliability, TORMAX iMotion operators deliver an exceptional life-span thanks to their unique, Swiss-engineered design. With all parts that generally wear out, such as gears and brushes, having cleverly been removed, an above average life expectancy is delivered along with minimum maintenance requirements, reducing overall cost of ownership.

iMotion also ticks the sustainability box too, with over 95% of the operators being manufactured from recyclable materials. 

Located on the site of the old bus station, the state-of-the-art facility offers a safe and welcoming space, encouraging Durham residents and visitors to use this more sustainable form of transport, and helping increase footfall into the city centre.

Light and airy, the new building has increased the space available for waiting passengers and offers parent and child toilets, improved information displays and additional seating.  

Each of the 12 external bus bays is accessed through a TORMAX automatic single sliding door, allowing passengers to wait safely inside, with a clear view of when their bus is ready to board.

Installed in bustling destinations globally, the TORMAX AC motor technology and advanced microprocessor control system, work together to provide continuous monitoring of door leaf movements, making automatic adjustments as necessary to deliver exceptionally reliable operation.

The iMotion operators have also been fully certified for rescue and escape routes, and for when the bus station closes its doors at night, an electro-mechanical locking mechanism ensures a high level of security burglary protection.

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