Project Specifications:

  • Type: Electrical and Communications Design
  • Client: Network Rail/Galliford Try
  • Value: £400,000

The Project:

After 30 plus years without a railway station the people of Llanharan, near Bridgend in south Wales were delighted to have a brand new one opening during 2009. Comprising two platforms and an over-bridge this major £6.5million project was jointly funded by Network Rail and the Welsh Assembly.

Vitec Operations:

Vitec was contracted to design and manage the installation and approval of the station’s lighting, CCTV and Customer Information Systems (CIS) including a ‘help point’ network. Lighting systems including platforms, access road and car park all fully compliant with the usual rail standards and the Disability Discrimination Act with special consideration to several areas where disabled access ramps were required. The CIS and ‘help point’ network design required the positioning of summary display boards at the station’s entrances with additional ‘next train’ indicator units on each platform all linked to central monitoring at Cardiff Central Station.

Providing a safe environment for passengers was a priority. The CCTV System’s design included the monitoring of all entrances, exits and waiting shelters with central 24/7 monitoring and recording in Cardiff.

The design also specified a new terminal and modem installation to provide a telephony infrastructure for the CIS and CCTV systems.

Upon completion all systems were approved by Network Rail Standard RT/SP/TEL/30022.

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