Newry Railway Station in Northern Ireland was originally opened in 1855, and then re-opened in 1985 having been closed for over four decades. Today it is a key stop on the express service between Belfast Central and Dublin Connolly making it a very well used station.
Following construction of the Newry bypass in 2009, the railway had to be re-laid in a project which also resulted in the building of a new station with platforms on either side of the tracks.
With Designplan having a proven track record in delivering lighting for numerous rail infrastructure refurbishment projects through the UK, our Mission fittings were an obvious choice for JCP Consulting Northern Ireland. JCP were working as consulting engineers on this project for Translink – Northern Ireland’s integrated train and bus public transport operator.
Because the railway station is am open, public area there was a need for high protection against weather and vandalism, as well as thick, black smoke from the diesel fueled trains. These goals were achieved with the installation of 136 IP65/IK16 rated Mission fittings.
Highlighting the platform’s curves was a necessity in order to guarantee the commuter’s safety at all times – especially for those travelling between sunset and sunrise. The Mission fittings were installed close to the platforms edges and the high efficacy of the fittings provided bright lighting levels at all times, allowing JCP Consulting to extend the spacing between fittings, reducing cost and maintenance.
Mission fittings feature extruded aluminium bodies and diffuser frames, with die-cast end caps and finished in chemical and abrasion resistant polyester powder coat. The fittings incorporate an extruded polycarbonate control lens with linear prisms, and it was this high-efficacy lens that allowed the wide spacing between fittings, whilst maintaining the light levels.