Case Study: Eastcroft Rail Depot


Eastcroft Depot is a stabling point located within Nottingham city centre, and is one of three depots on the East Midlands Trains network. The depot carries out light maintenance of class 153, 156 and 158 fleet of trains, as well as overnight fuelling, servicing and vehicle preparation.

East Midlands Trains had a requirement to convert the existing high mast lighting system to LED. Abacus worked closely with Actemium on the project. Our specialist  Maintenance Teams were also involved as the mast headframes needed to be lowered to ground level to allow Actemium to carry out their work.


  • AAA-LUX AL-Series floodlights
  • Indus City LED luminaires

AAA-LUX AL-Series floodlights were retrofitted onto the masts. With the improved light control of the AAA-LUX system it was possible to reduce the number of lighting points required whilst still achieving the required lighting levels. This reduction in lighting points combined with the new LED lighting source has introduced significant improvements in system efficiency and energy savings. Additional savings will be made through a reduction in maintenance costs.

For low-use and security purposes, there is the facility to dim the light levels to 10%. Ideal for
an environment such as Eastcroft Depot, where security may require certain areas of the depot to be left partially lit to improve CCTV camera footage.

In addition to the AAA-LUX floodlights on the high masts, Indus City LED  luminaires were mounted onto existing columns at the site.

Reading Depot 3
Eastcroft Rail Depot 3

Product Overview



The AAA-LUX range of innovative high powered LED floodlights is built with control, safety and security in mind. The AL Series is designed for large area lighting in places such as ports and airports, whilst the high performance WS Series focuses on sports lighting.

Product Overview

Base Hinged Masts

Abacus base-hinged masts allow for safe and simple maintenance at ground level with no requirement for expensive plant and machinery

Constructed of galvanised steel, they boast an impressive life span

Proven mast design spanning over 55 years

Product Overview

Indus City LED

ProdShot - Indus LED

A performance floodlight with a wide variety of HID optics ideal for sport, large area and street use. Also available in a wide range of LED lumen outputs.

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