Project Specifications:

  • Type: Electrical and Communications Design
  • Client: Network Rail/Galliford Try
  • Value: £300,000

The Project:

Recently voted one of the top 10 places by the sea to live in the UK, Llantwit Major had been without a railway station since 1964. In 2005, a brand new station, comprising two platforms and an over bridge, was opened as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Line that stretches from Bridgend to Cardiff and was jointly funded by Network Rail and the Welsh Assembly.

Vitec Operations:

Vitec was appointed to design the station’s platform lighting system, CCTV and Customer Information Systems (CIS) which included a help-point network. Additionally, the remit included management of the Network Rail approval process in accordance with Network Rail Standard RT/SP/TEL/30022.

The lighting system covered the station access road, car park, platforms and ramp access points and had to be compliant with the usual rail standards as well as the Disability Discrimination Act.

The CIS and help point systems design comprised summary information display boards at the station’s entrances with additional ’next train’ indicator units on each platform which were linked to central monitoring in Cardiff Central.

Providing a safe environment for passengers was a main priority with the new CCTV system monitoring al entrances, exits and waiting shelters and again, these are linked to a central monitoring station in Cardiff.

As the CCTV and CIS systems required the installation of telephony infrastructure, Vitec were required to specify a comprehensive terminal and modem installation.

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