Energy-saving lights at Hastings railway station

Hastings Railway Station SUS-140222-181102001
Hastings Railway Station SUS-140222-181102001

New lights are being installed at Hastings railway station as part of a bid to save £1 million a year.

Southeastern is installing energy-saving LED lights at 11 stations and five depots – including Hastings and the West St Leonards depot.

It says they will create a safer environment for passengers and save money that can be reinvested in improving the network.

The new lighting is being introduced following a successful pilot at Chatham station. Southeastern said a trial last winter to improve lighting levels also showed energy costs could be cut by as much as 25 per cent –equivalent to a saving of almost £1 million a year.

All the stations were chosen because they are using the most amount of electricity on the network.

Managing director David Statham said: “The new LED lighting is brighter and crucially has no lamp failures and a longer life, so it’s about providing a safer environment for all our passengers. The LEDs also create a better ambience on the platform at night and are more environmentally friendly, saving energy and money that we can spend on further improvements across the network.”

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