The subway at Naenae Train Station in Lower Hutt, Wellington was redeveloped in 2023.

The ‘Richie Rail 20’ illuminated handrail was the ideal product for this project with its IP65 rated LED strip and 316 marine-grade stainless steel construction. Not only do the handrails provide a beautiful light effect, they also enable safer use of the subway, ramps and stairs.

Richie Rail 20 is a unique illuminated handrail system with a diameter of 42.4mm. Hollow wall brackets conceal the power supply to the LED strip, and the low voltage input makes the handrail safe to touch. The innovative sliding wall brackets allow minimal power feeds to the LED strip for simple installation. Richie Rail 20 is suitable for use on residential and commercial stairs and thoroughfares including accessible routes and exterior urban spaces, and can be supplied as a “plug-and-play” modular system, or as a seamless, fully welded system.



‘Angle Andy 25’ was used to back light the beautiful Maori designs by Baked Design.


Engineer: Mason Engineers
Photographer: Paul McCredie


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