Andover Station following rewiring work

Greener and brighter stations across Hampshire and Surrey

Network Rail hope to save 25% in electricity by rewiring and relighting their Wessex Route stations.

Worcester Park and Andover stations are two of the latest stations to be rewired, forming part of the drive to replace old and inefficient electrical equipment and incandescent lights at 32 stations in Hampshire and Surrey.

Work began on the 1st of April and has since been completed at Shawford and Weybridge stations, as well as South Western Railway’s depot in Bournemouth.

In addition to rewiring the stations, variable controls and automatic settings for the LED lighting have also been installed, helping to reduce electricity consumption by up to 25%.

It will mean improve lighting for passengers and rail staff on platforms, waiting rooms, canopies, toilets, footbridges, ticket offices and car parks.

The ‘Rewire and Relight’ programme which aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of the stations estate is due to be completed by the end of March 2024.

Mark Killick, Network Rail Wessex Route Director, said: “People choosing to travel by train as opposed by car are already helping the environment and we’re working on making our mode of transport even better for the planet.

“The Rewire, Relight project is helping to create more energy-efficient stations and, at the same time, improve the environment for passengers."

Amelia Woodley, South Western Railway's Head of Sustainability, said: “At SWR we passionately believe that a better railway is a sustainable railway, and that’s why we’re determined to play our part in reducing harmful carbon emissions and combating climate change.

“On top of supporting the Rewire, Relight programme, we are also in the process of replacing the lighting at our stations, amounting to around 16,500 bulbs in total. This work, which is set to reduce energy consumption significantly, is currently on course to be completed by the end of the year”.

Image: Network Rail 

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