£0.85m London Underground contracts won
|LPA Group PLC|
10 July 2008
LPA Group PLC (“LPA” or “the group”), the lighting, power and electronics system manufacturer and distributor, announces contracts totalling £0.85m for the supply of Step Lights for Victoria Line Upgrade on London Underground and the sub-surface (District, Circle and Metropolitan) lines.
LPA Excil Electronics, based at Normanton in West Yorkshire, has been awarded contracts worth a total £0.85m to supply Step Lights for a total of 1,755 London Underground passenger carriages on the Victoria Line and on the sub-surface (District, Circle and Metropolitan) lines. The Step Lights comprise three power Light Emitting Diode Lights, driven by a dedicated LPA Excil LED Power Supply, and are used to illuminate the train door threshold and station platform interface.
LED lighting is a health and safety requirement to aid the visually impaired. It offers an environmentally friendly and low life cycle cost alternative to other forms of lighting, providing long life at a fraction of the power consumption, particularly of halogen lamps. LPA Excil Electronics is a specialist supplier of all types of lighting for rail vehicle interiors, and has specialised in the development of LED lighting for these applications.
Peter Pollock, Chief Executive, comments:
“This latest contract demonstrates the quality of safety-critical electrical equipment produced by companies within the group, and our ability to supply key components for the huge and costly upgrading of London’s underground rail system. I am confident that we are well placed to win further rail industry supply contracts over the coming months.”