NEAT Lighting Upgrade Project
Greater Anglia introduced a new fleet of trains that operate a Driver Only Operation (DOO) camera / monitoring system. The system incorporates train mounted CCTV cameras and displays that provide the driver with views of the platform where train doors are situated and facilitates the operation of door control.
The client was required to adhere to Railway Group standards (RIS-2703-RST) to provide sufficient platform lighting to support the operation of the new DOO monitoring system. Furthermore GA had franchise obligations to upgrade all platform lighting to LED.
KH Engineering Services were employed to design and install the necessary improvements for GA stations to be compliant to the Railway Groups Standards for platform lighting. The stations that did not meet the required illumination levels were provided with temporary lighting until the permanent lighting could be installed.
- Survey 370 platforms
- A joint review with GA to understand what platforms were not compliant to the new DOO lighting requirements.
- KHES were appointed the design and build contract for the rectification of the platform lighting to comply with the new DCO trains or the requirement under RIS 7016.
- The process included:
o Lighting survey including LUX level reporting
o Data analysis of surveys
o Recommendation for new platform works eg LED upgrade, de-vegetation, re-position lighting etc.
o Form F001/2/3 design including appointment of CRE-D
o IDC (interdisciplinary Checks) and IDR (interdisciplinary Review) process with close out of associated DRN’s (Document Review Notices)
o Programming and planning of design implementation
o KH assumed responsibility of principal contractor
o Follow CPP / WPP process
o Installation phase of contract
o Sign off ITP’s and issue of handback files
o Form 005 bringing into use.
o Management of third part contractors
Precautionary communication processes were implemented to forewarn the GA project management team where assets that are required to be disconnected.
Upon completion of the works a thorough operational & maintenance manual was provided to the client to ensure comprehensive instructions were provided to ensure longevity of installed assets and approaches to safe systems of work were continued.
Examples of guidance provided within the O&M:
Before any work is commenced on any item of equipment, the supply and ancillary circuits must be isolated, locked off and proved dead in accordance with HSG 85.
LV inspection and testing / fault finding shall be carried out in accordance with the current edition of IEE regulations BS7671 Guidance Note 3 Inspection & Testing.
Testing and Commissioning Certificates completed during the works were appended to the O&M manual.
- Delivering the works within a stringent timeframe
- Working at operating railway stations
KHES completed all surveys and temporary lighting works within the stringent programme allowing the client to begin operation of the new DOO fleet of trains. KHES were required to deliver the works with multiple teams to assist with the programme delivery dates.
Following the success of the initial programme of surveys and where required, temporary light installations, KHES were employed to install permanent lighting across 25no stations on the GA network. The lighting installations were a combination of linear fittings and lighting columns with LED heads for prolonged lifespan and minimal maintenance.
The initial project was completed successfully with all surveys and required temporary lighting installations completed on time and with no major health safety incidents. KHES are currently completing the remaining 20% of permanent lighting installations.