Ladbroke Grove Station
Multi-functional Raise and Lower columns.
London, England: August 2014
Situated on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, Ladbroke Grove Station in London started out in 1864 as Notting Hill Station. In its 150 year history it has seen many changes, the most recent being a refurbishment of both platforms to include new lighting columns.
The original Abacus Raise & Lower columns were replaced with ten new 5m Abacus Raise & Lower columns. Proven, durable, safe and reliable, these base hinged columns have been the choice column of the UK rail industry for over 50 years.
The columns installed at Ladbroke Grove were from the light duty range with a maximum head load of 38kg, making them ideally suited to this project. With the requirement to hold a variety of lanterns, speakers, CCTV and additional equipment, once again these columns proved to be the perfect fit for a multi-functional environment.
A key influence on column choice was limited access and platform space. Ladbroke Grove, being a small two platform station with access only via stairs or the tracks, meant the Abacus Base Hinged Raise & Lower column proved to be the ideal solution. By lowering to ground level, the column facilitates maintenance without the use of heavy equipment, such as cherry pickers, resulting in quick and easy maintenance at a safe low level.See Also
The Abacus light duty base hinged column