Crystal Palace Station Enhancement

Project Description

The East London Line was extended north to Highbury & Islington, and south to Crystal Palace to relieve congestion at the existing central London stations.

Work Streams

  • CCTV – Based on a digital IP camera suite connected through an Ethernet LAN and controlled by Verint Nextiva video management software. Cameras are remotely powered using PoE+ technology.
  • PA/VA– An Ateis IDA8 Public Address Audio System provides a 100-volt speaker line public address system and meets design, manufacture and installation requirements of a compliant Voice Alarm (VA) system.
  • CIS – The design uses Infotec P1121, P1112 and P3025 single-sided displays, depending on location and function. These robust weatherproof (IP65 rated) displays were configured to operate the Amey TDP (Transport Data Protocol). A total of six “Summary of Departures” (SoD), six “Next Train Indicator” (NTI) and one “Special Notices” (SN) displays were placed at specified locations across the station. Each display connects into the station Local Area Network (LAN) via a Cat5e cable and is routed through the network switch in its closest LAN hub, and on to the Southern Wide Area Network (WAN).
  • Help Points – Additional units were installed for the new areas of the station. Of the Trans-Data Management “2-button” design, they feature “Emergency” and “Information” buttons, permitting passengers to conduct hands-free duplex calls, to seek information, report incidents and/or summon assistance.

Description of Works Carried Out

Enhancements at Crystal Palace station included increasing the number of platforms on the Sydenham branch and refurbishing the Victorian listed building ticket hall to allow new step free access to platform levels.

To complement the station alterations and provide modern operational facilities, ADComms replaced the station-based retail telecommunications systems.

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