Visul Systems

Visul Key In Station Refurbishment

Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne & Wear Metro, is investing £40m in modernisation work over the next 12 months.

The project focuses on station refurbishment, track replacement and essential new technology.

The work forms part of the £389m Metro: all change modernisation programme, a Government funded scheme to modernise the Tyne & Wear Metro which began in 2010.


Director of Rail and Infrastructure for Nexus, Raymond Johnston, said "We have £40m of investment lined up over the next 12 months as part of our Metro modernisation programme."

Locally based construction company Visul Systems were commissioned to supply 400m2 of anti-slip surfacing, 140 linear metres of surface mounted tactile paving warning surfaces and line marking paint to Nexus contracting team as part of the full platform refurbishment package.

tactile paving

Anti-Slip Platform Surfacing

CPM Tredseal was installed on the station platforms as a combined waterproof wearing and skid-resistance system.

CPM Tredseal fought off stiff competition and was specified by the client because of its key performance indicators which includes excellent track record, ease and speed of application resulting in minimal possession times and a faster return to service. Other benefits include:

  • Based on BBA technology
  • Rapid set can be trafficked within two hours
  • Easy and quick application
  • Aesthetically pleasing finish
  • Lightweight, tough, flexible and hard wearing
  • Versatile surfacing, suitable for application on a number of different surfaces
  • This system can be applied even at low temperatures

Surface Mounted Tactile Paving Warning Surface

Since its formation in 2000 Visul Systems has grown into the UK's leading manufacturer of tactile paving warning systems and is the only 'stick on' system with a tried and tested track record spanning over 15 years. The product delivers several added value benefits compared to other similar products in the market:

  • No surface excavation required
  • 20 year guarantee
  • Network Rail & London Underground approved
  • Rapid installation
  • Adheres to most construction surfaces
  • Hard wearing & durable
  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • No 'hot works' adhesive only application

Tactile paving

Line Marking Paint

To finish, hazard yellow MMA (Methyl Methacrylate) line marking paint was applied directly onto the newly laid anti-slip surfacing and tactile warning system. 

Ron Forsyth, Director of Visul Systems said "The tactile pavers were laid and bonded directly to the surface without the need to excavate the area or the use of heavy plant and equipment, the whole project was completed with the minimum of fuss and disruption and to the full satisfaction of the client within the agreed time frame."

For more information please email

Contact Us



For more information on surface mounted tactile paving, stair nosings and more....


Call: +44 (0) 191 402 1960

Copyright © Universal Sealants UK Ltd 2017.
Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions

To ensure we offer the best experience possible, this site uses cookies. By continuing to navigate our website, you consent to cookies being used. To learn more and find out how you can disable cookies, visit our Privacy Policy.