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Track record of success continues with Nottingham Station

1 September 2014

Open Technology’s rapidly growing portfolio of train infrastructure projects now includes a second installation with East Midlands Trains, this time at Nottingham Station.

Nottingham Station is now entirely controlled by our LiGO control system, allowing greatly improved use of natural daylight and corresponding savings on the station’s electricity bill. The addition of intelligent lighting control is part of a £60 million redevelopment scheme by Nottingham City Council in partnership with Network Rail and East Midlands Trains.

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Lighting across the new concourse, refurbished platforms and refurbished platform buildings is now controlled by 5 LiGO panels connected together over Ethernet. The system ensures that artificial light is only used when there is insufficient natural light available for the safe operation of the station, resulting in significant energy savings. The emergency lighting is also tested by LiGO, with any faults automatically reported to the East Midlands Trains’ maintenance desk for prompt investigation and rectification.

Open Technology has now installed intelligent lighting control at over 30 stations and train maintenance depots, including Europe’s busiest train station, Clapham Junction. For more information, read our Network Rail case study.