Selecting platform furniture in the UK

Railway and Platform Station Street Furniture UK

Platform furniture is used throughout the UK’s public transport facilities to provide passengers with comfort and convenience. Seats, benches, litter bins and planter boxes are all part of the furnishings, and without these everyday items passengers’ travel experience would not be as pleasant as current standards allow.

Selecting appropriate platform furniture should be a reasonably straight-forward task. While there are a variety of styles, materials and finishes to choose from and a range of manufacturers and suppliers available to assist with your furnishing requirements, some basic standards and considerations need to be kept in mind before making a purchasing decision.

Firstly, consider the practical applications of the furnishings you choose. Do they meet the everyday needs of your passengers? Do they enhance their travel experience? Do your furnishings meet with their basic requirements of comfort and convenience? Platform seats, benches, bins and other items should be first and foremost practical, useable and not interfere with passenger movement and safety.

Secondly, consider the aesthetics of your platform environment. Do the furnishings you’ve selected fit in seamlessly with the design of your facility or do they look out of place? Ultra sleek modern furnishings may suit an inner-city or urban transport hub but more traditional furnishings would be more suitable to platforms in rural or outlying areas. Again, practicality and usability should inform your design choices.

Finally, consider the materials you select for your furnishings. Ensure the manufacturers use only durable and rust-, corrosion- and vandal-resistant properties like high grade stainless steel, ductile iron and powder coated finishes. These types of materials are robust and can withstand all weather conditions and everyday usage demands.

Hartecast supply platform furniture in the UK

Hartecast is a leading supplier of street furnishings in the UK.  Hartecast have more than 30 years experience in street furniture manufacturing and are highly experienced in the design and manufacture of quality street furnishings. They incorporate clever and functional design with high grade durable materials.

Platform furniture items from Hartecast:

  • Litter Bins
  • Seats and Benches
  • Bollards
  • Planters
  • Cycle stands
  • Tree guards

For platform furniture advice and sales enquiries from Hartecast email


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