Brussels Midi Station lighting replacement
At track 1 to 6 of the Brussels Midi trainstation the lighting installation is renovated. The old high fluorescent fixtures are replaced by high efficiency lighting fixtures.
For this project BB Lightpipe developed a custom made version of the BB Lightpipe EVO which can be mounted in the existing cable trunk. The cable trunk also contains audio speakers, camera modules and railway signs.
An additional housing was developed around the standard housing to make a clean fit in the cable trunk housing. The housing and wiring were designed to make a fast and easy installation possible. This was important because replacement had to be done in the night. With a fast installation labour cost is kept low.
The customer chose the BB Lightpipe because of its glare free quantities. In a train station it is vitally important lighting doesn't lead to blinding of the train operator.
The BB Lightpipe is a high quality fixture with a very long lifetime. There is no need for any replacement parts in the next 12 years or more. This means maintenance cost is very low. At a railway station this is very important because maintenance can be very expensive.
Brussels Midi is the main hub station used by all mainline trains serving Brussels including Eurostar to London, Thalys to Paris, Amsterdam & Cologne, German Railways ICEs to Cologne & Frankfurt, Intercity trains to Luxembourg and Belgian domestic trains to Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and so on.
The project is realised in collaboration with TKH sister company Techno Specials