Rising fuel prices, the growing problem of road congestion and the need to move towards sustainability make rail more than ever the most appropriate means of transport. There has never been a better time to reduce costs and build confidence in outdoor areas.

Money is often wasted on poorly designed systems which don’t benefit the comfort of the commuters/travellers or your finances, and what people don’t know is that installing the optimal lighting solution for each area of the station also offers significant financial savings too.

Town’s biggest upgrade in over 50 years

In March 2023, Billingham Station introduced an unobstructed accessible route connecting the two platforms and a step-free solution with two new lifts to supportthose with limited mobility, heavy luggage, bicycles, pushchairs etc. To make the station more accessible and encourage more people to travel by train, this project was delivered by AMCO GIFFEN, who designed and chose Urbis Schréder’s ALINEA LED HANDRAILS to illuminate the footbridge and serve its intended purpose.

Unrivalled Performance, Coupled with Seamless Aesthetics, to Deliver the Best Experience. The ALINEA LED HANDRAILS used to illuminate the Billingham Bridge and drive footfall, is a robust solution that provides a safe and pleasant experience for passengers travelling. By Illuminating bridges, pathways, and stairways you can drive footfall to new areas and therefore providing benefits to the local economy. It can also have a profound effect on its presence at night.

Whether it is a 200-year-old stairway, or a new pedestrian bridge a long-lasting scheme can provide benefits and recognition for decades to come.

When clients are spending large sums of money on new infrastructure, it is easy to forget the lighting. However, to protect the investment made it is critical to illuminate the infrastructure properly both to highlight the development but most importantly ensure it remains, safe and usable during the darker hours.

Bespoke lighting to support your decarbonisation transport initiatives As energy prices soar, local authorities seek to cut costs, enhance safety, and boost confidence in outdoor areas. Often, money is wasted on poorly designed systems that fail to improve commuter comfort or financial efficiency. What many overlook is that installing optimal lighting solutions for each station area not only enhances comfort but also yields significant financial savings.

Enter Schréder’s EXEDRA: a remote-control system enabling monitoring, metering, and management within a lighting network. This comprehensive solution, built on open standards and protocols, merges cutting-edge technology with user-friendly web interfaces for seamless luminaire control via secure internet connections. With bi-directional communication, users can monitor operating status, energy consumption, and potential failures in real-time, resulting in up to 85 per cent energy savings.

Solutions tailored to enhance dynamic spaces and experiences

Whether it is the station forefront, carparks, platforms, footbridges, tunnels, junctions, or maintenance pits, Schréder’s dedicated systems offer solutions to suit your space. Urbis Schreder’s expertise enables any environment to be transformed into a safe, sustainable, and cost-effective place where the commuters can travel with ease and no worries. Schréder’s lighting systems also require less maintenance than traditional discharge lamps, which means another reduction in costs.

However, connecting your luminaires is not just about adding in a control system to the products you are having installed, it’s much more than that. It is about control of the area you are lighting, it’s about the space the lights are in and the people who are using that space, it’s about delivering solutions beyond lighting for electric mobility, security, information, and entertainment. Is the light right for type of areas? Are you lighting an area to reduce the crime rate? What type of lighting will attract people to use that space? And do you need to dim the light during certain hours of the night but have the control to be able to make them bright again should there be an emergency? Are you wanting to look for energy efficient lighting, a more sustainable solution that reduces your costs?

Lighting excellence for railways and beyond

High quality, yet energy-efficient and low-maintenance lighting provides a strategic asset for the development of a sustainable and beneficial railway infrastructure. Urbis Schréder’s wide range of lighting solutions for the rail industry, combined with the company’s expertise and outstanding heritage in delivering breakthrough projects, creates the best possible experience for passengers and staff in the station environment.

Critical to delivering a safe and pleasant passenger experience inside and in the vicinity of a station is appropriate lighting solutions. New technology also offers the rail industry the ability to improve station lighting and significantly reduce cost. By combining traditional street lighting, LED handrails, continuous tiled lighting, and ground level inclination lighting; it is possible to create a bright and effective environment. The improved visibility reduces the risk of crime in a station environment and increases passenger confidence.

Urbis Schreder’s solutions are not just limited to rail, but also extend to interior and exterior lighting such as workspace, roads, architectural buildings, urban deco, sports, cities/communities etc. As it has done so for many years, Urbis Schreder provides beneficial LED alternatives to luminaires with fluorescent lamps and can offer a uniform and comfortable lighting suited to any area of choice, whether that’s interior or exterior, helping enhance spaces and create places, people love to live, learn, travel, and play in.

Bright solutions for greener transport

Schréder’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond mere energy efficiency. Urbis Schreder’s systems are designed with longevity and environmental impact in mind, utilizing durable materials and innovative designs to reduce waste and carbon footprints. By choosing Schréder, local authorities not only invest in superior lighting solutions but also contribute to broader environmental goals, fostering greener communities and promoting a healthier planet for future generations. Together, we can create smarter, safer, and more sustainable urban environments.

To find out how Urbis Schreder can support your vision for connected, safe and sustainable places get in touch at sales@ urbis-schreder.com.



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