Energy efficient lighting installed at Greater Anglia rail stations

Published on: Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Last updated: Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Greater Anglia is installing LED lighting at six stations to help tackle its carbon footprint and reduce the impact on the environment.

The new lighting, which has been installed on platforms, on concourses and in car parks, is more energy efficient and will make stations look and feel brighter and more pleasant.

Old wiring has been replaced and new LED lighting installed at Trimley, Great Bentley and Brimsdown stations and at Brampton, Attleborough and Mistley station car parks.

Since 2018, Greater Anglia has replaced lighting with LED lights at 110 stations across its network.

Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia Asset Management Director, said: “We do all we can do reduce our impact on the environment and this is the latest scheme to tackle our carbon footprint.

“We aim to install LED lighting at all of the stations we manage. This will help save energy, create a more pleasant atmosphere for our customers and improve safety and security.”

Greater Anglia has been working to reduce its impact on the environment, reducing carbon emissions by over 25,000 tonnes over the last two years with a series of energy and carbon reduction measures.

Other green initiatives include introducing new more energy-efficient trains, cutting waste, increasing recycling, working with partners and communities on projects to improve sustainability and biodiversity at stations, offering free water refill points at stations, installing electric car charging points, increasing recycling and creating more cycle parking spaces.

The company has also installed wireless energy management systems at selected rail stations to ensure heating and lighting are used efficiently, and taken steps to reduce water consumption.