Lighting the way at London Liverpool Street

Over 3,500 lights have been replaced at London Liverpool Street station, saving energy and helping Network Rail to reduce its carbon footprint.

The station – which is Britain’s second busiest with 66 million passengers annually – now has LED lighting on the concourse and on all of its 18 platforms and other public areas.

The task to replace all the lights started in 2017 and it is estimated over 800,000 kWh will be saved each year by using the Goodlight LED lamps, reducing energy costs.

Adam Thackeray, Network Rail’s works delivery manager at London Liverpool Street station, commented: “Network Rail is fully committed to reducing its carbon footprint.

“We decided to move to LED lighting at London Liverpool Street as its better for the environment, it saves energy, is cheaper and it improves the experience for passengers.

“The opportunity to reduce costs for lamp replacement was also a significant consideration as LED lights typically last for up for five years, so they don’t need replacing as often.

“By shining a light on the problem, we hope other stations owned by Network Rail will consider switching to LED fittings.”

The LED lighting will also increase the efficiency of emergency lighting thanks to the installation of 3 new backup power supply rooms. As the LED lights run at a cooler temperature than the previous bulbs, they are more reliable and less prone to heat related failures.

In 2017/18, of the total Network Rail carbon emissions, Anglia route was responsible for 7%.