(Advertorial) London Bridge Station was first opened in December 1836 and is the capital’s oldest as well as one of Britain’s busiest railway stations. Back in 1836 the station was a simple building providing a booking hall, company offices and only two platforms.
During the 1850s and 1860s passenger numbers steadily increased as new lines were developed taking the railway further into the City and West End. By the late 1960s London Bridge Station had reached capacity causing British Rail to undertake a major redevelopment of the station which included a new signalling system.
In 2013 a £1bn redevelopment was started, with Network Rail proclaiming it was a ‘shining example’ of investment. The redevelopment was to be carried out over a 5-year period and throughout this time it was crucial that 100% two-way radio coverage of the site was maintained. This was to include the vast network of interlinked tunnels and existing platforms and concourses.
Business Communications, an experienced supplier and installer of Motorola Solutions two-way radio systems, was awarded the 5-year contract in 2012 to provide, install and maintain the radio network system. The radio system planning phase took from December 2012 - January 2013 with Business Communications beginning the work in February 2013 and completing the initial works in May 2013.
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