When it comes to lighting transport applications, and in particular surface and underground railways, Designplan has an unrivalled wealth of experience and products to offer.

Over the last 50 years Designplan has worked on some of the most prestigious transport projects in the UK and beyond. Our earliest surface rail projects included Euston and Kings Cross stations in London, as well as a major refurbishment at Glasgow Central, and since then we have supplied thousands of light fittings to railway infrastructure contractors around the world. We have delivered projects at Waterloo, Victoria, Clapham Junction, Birmingham New Street and Nottingham, as well as international projects in Germany, Holland, Norway, and the prestigious Grand Central Station in New York.

Designplan have also provided lighting solutions to a vast number of underground and metro systems. During our 30 years of collaboration with London Underground a great number of project objectives have been met by our products. Projects have included Kennington, Tuffnel Park, St John’s Wood, Chalk Farm, Acton Town, Green Park stations and also the East London line. We have also worked extensively with underground rail systems elsewhere, including the multi-million pound renovation of Strathclyde Public Transport subway stations and Liverpool’s Merseyrail system.

Many of our luminaires were designed specifically for the rail sector, and have an enviable reputation for robustness, vandal resistance and low maintenance. They are built for longevity of operation in harsh environments, but we also appreciate the importance of ensuring that high product efficiency contributes to safer environments. Many of our fittings comply to Section 12 and Standards 1-085 and 1-066, with glass diffusers, low smoke cables and appropriate paint finish.

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