Green scheme aims to make North Walsham station more energy efficient

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Greater Anglia has completed work at North Walsham rail station to install environmentally friendly lighting.

The existing lighting at North Walsham has been replaced by more energy efficient LED lights which will provide the same level of light but consume far less energy in the process, as part of a carbon reduction scheme.

The work, which represents an investment of £8,000, is the second phase of a £50,000 investment by Norfolk County Council which has already seen voltage regulators installed at nine stations along the Norwich – Cromer / Sheringham Bittern Line railway line, which has reduced energy consumption at stations by between 8% and 20% (depending on the station) along the route.

New Customer Information Screens have also been installed at North Walsham for more energy efficient ones as the final phase of the scheme.

Both the lighting and enhanced Customer Information Screens emerged as priorities from the North Walsham Station Travel Plan which was drawn up in consultation with passengers and stakeholders.

Chris Wood, of Community Rail Norfolk, said, “The railway is already the most energy efficient form of motorised transport and the work at North Walsham station helps to extend this advantage.  Taking the train instead of the car is a sure way of reducing your carbon footprint."