11.05.11

Ateis in Kings Cross PA/VA project

AUTHOR: Inavate

Kings Cross station in London has employed an Ateis based PA/VA system as part of ongoing development. Integrator Fourway Communications selected equipment from Ateis UK for the PA/VA system that stores up to 80 pre-recorded safety messages.

The station will handle an estimated 60 million passengers by 2020 and Network Rail is investing £500 million in the site.

Passengers need to know when trains are leaving or arriving and what platforms they have to get to. There is also the personal safety aspect of alerting people when there is a hazard like a slippery or uneven surface.

Richard Osborne, design manager at Fourway, said: ”The selection process of the manufacturer required careful consideration that the installation, commissioning and complex migration stages could be carried out with minimum risk to the operation of the station, whilst also providing a cost effective solution.”