St Pancras International Station in London, which is due to open in less than two months, has been kitted out with a new data network by ICT specialist Bailey Teswaine, to give the station one of the fastest networking infrastructures in the UK.
The £500,000 project has created a network that will serve as the hub of the station management platform and enable the delivery of critical functions including ticketing, timekeeping, information systems and CCTV security.
David Johnson head of projects for Bailey Teswaine, said the main phase of the project, involving state of the art Cisco core switches with multiple gigabit resilient links throughout the station, was completed last year but network configuration and testing was now in its final phase.
Originally designed by William Barlow in the nineteenth century, St Pancras International was once the biggest single-span building in the World. From 14 November it will replace Waterloo as Eurostar's new central London terminal, with over 45 million people expected to pass through the station every year.