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Gateway to Edinburgh

Our Telecoms business works on some of the UK’s most prestigious infrastructure projects, delivering excellence in integrated telecoms solutions. In Scotland, our Telecoms business was contracted by mechanical and electrical engineering specialists SES Engineering Services to supply, install and commission integrated Station Information and Surveillance Systems (SISS) at the new £26m Edinburgh Gateway station.

The overarching contract to build the prestigious Edinburgh Gateway station was let to Balfour Beatty. The designer was WSP, working with IDP Architects. Specialist sub-contractors SES Engineering Services undertook the mechanical and electrical engineering fit out.

With two 265-metre platforms that can accommodate 10-coach trains and a 1,500 square-metre floor area, the Gateway station is a substantial structure. The L.B. Foster Telecoms integrated SISS solution at Edinburgh Gateway includes a PA system covering all public areas of the station, ensuring thousands of daily passengers receive up-to-date travel information under the watchful eye of a sophisticated CCTV security system. The Gateway station’s SISS includes control equipment, audio routers, amplifiers, speakers, microphones, microphone receivers, ambient noise sensors and associated cabling. We also supplied and installed CCTV systems to cover all public areas of the station, including IP cameras, encoders, decoders, network video recorders, storage arrays, passenger awareness monitors, review stations and associated cabling.

Located 9km to the west of Edinburgh and 4.8km from Edinburgh International Airport, Edinburgh Gateway is part of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), a major Scottish transport project involving infrastructure improvements and the electrification of most railway lines between Glasgow and Edinburgh.