New project pulls in to Wimbledon Train Care Depot29 September 2015
Open Technology’s impressive record of work in the rail industry continues with a new project at Wimbledon Train Care Depot.
Our intelligent control system, LiGO, is being installed throughout the depot as the old lighting is replaced with the latest LED technology. The inclusion of lighting controls will deliver further energy savings over and above those achieved through the use of more efficient luminaires.
LiGO will set the light levels in the pits (which have no natural daylight) so as to prevent glare, at the same time as allowing detailed engineering work to be undertaken. LiGO will also be interfaced to the train movement system, ensuring that the pit roads are lit automatically when trains are in transit in order to ensure safety. The pit lights will then go off when trains move.
We have now set up LiGO at over 30 stations and train maintenance depots in partnership with the South West Trains, Network Rail Alliance. Installing lighting controls is part of the Alliance’s climate change and energy reduction strategy that is estimated to achieve total annual savings of £7–12 million and a payback period of approximately six years.
“An automatic control keeps it simple for us. It enables us to save as much energy as possible, by dimming down and turning off automatically when not in use. It also tracks usage, which helps us to spot any areas for improvement and understand how our buildings are being used.” Amy Dickinson, Environment Manager, South West Trains, Network Rail Alliance