Road Vehicle Incursions

StronGuard™RCS is an all-in-one perimeter security system to prevent vandalism, trespass and road vehicle incursion (RVI) on the railway. It is part of our super-durable, aesthetically pleasing Stronguard™ palisade fence range which was originally designed to protect Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) from physical attack.

To protect CNI it was tested by CAST to withstanding physical attack. As hostile vehicle attacks became more frequent and severe, we designed StronGuard™RCS, the only palisade fence which is crash tested to PAS68 stopping a 30-mph vehicle.

  • Stronguard™RCS25 stops a 2.5 tonne vehicle traveling at 30mph
  • Stronguard™RCS75 stops a 7.5 tonne vehicle traveling at 30mph.

It is now being used to protect the Rail Infrastructure from accidental obstruction of road vehicles to prevent harm to employees, the public and infrastructure.

There are no visible bolts on the front face of the fence and the high load anchor makes it virtually impossible to pull the pale from the angle cross rails by hand, crowbar or scaffolding pole making StronGuard™ highly resistant to vandals or trespassers.

StronGuard˜RCS is perfectly suited to situations where there is not enough space for multiple systems or where aesthetics is a concern for the surrounding area. No special ground conditions are required however specialist equipment is supplied with the product for installing. StronGuard™ can either be installed by our approved contractors or we can provide training for your installers.

It is easily combined with other security measures which include toppings, PIDs and electric fences, forming a comprehensive physical fortress.

Versatility is a key feature of Stronguard™. It can be installed on ground with up to a 30-degree slope without on-site alterations, meaning that you can benefit from maximum security whatever your geography.

StronGuard™ is accredited to and meets Network Rails standard NR/l2/TRK/5100/A/P 2015 rev A Class 1a.

We have our own galvanizing and powder coating facility at our site in the Midlands, meaning we save circa 185 tonnes of CO2 each year by taking lorries off the road. StronGuard™RCS is aesthetically pleasing, it looks like a standard palisade fence and can be powder coating in any colour to match the surrounding environment.

Barkers deliver value right through from design to manufacturing and installation. We’re proud to have a team of security-cleared approved installers who provide an end-to-end service.

To find out more, register for our RIBA approved CPD Presentation ‘Mitigating Road Vehicle Incursions on the Railway’ by contacting. We are offering this CPD remotely via Webex during the current government guidelines.

View case studies of our recent RVI projects here:

Wythall Station

Aberdeen to Inverness enhancement project

Lovell Partnerships 

  • No visible fixings
  • The only palisade fence to provide HVM
  • ‘D’ Profile
  • Fix from the rear with a high load anchor
  • Tools provided for installation
  • Can be installed on sloping ground up to 30 degrees without requiring alterations on site.
  • Galvanized to British Standard EN ISO 1461 – 2009
  • Powder coated in range of RAL colours
  • Can be fitted with the flowing toppings:
    • Barbed wire
    • Razor wire
    • Electrified fence
    • PIDs and PIDs systems

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