Improved lighting and significant energy savings for Tiverton Parkway railway station 

The challenge

Passengers want to feel safe. Whether they are workers on their daily commute or families with children on a day trip: a stations car park, typically the start and end point of any journey, provides an important first-impression and may be a deciding factor in which station they choose to travel from.

Tiverton Parkway railway station is on the Bristol to Exeter Line in Devon. Following a recent car park extension, they now provide 429 spaces and a 24-hour operation. An upgrade to the existing lighting was therefore essential to provide a safe and improved passenger experience.

Clients and partners


  • Client

    Proair Consultants

  • Client


Key project requirements

  • Create an environment in which customers feel secure and safe using the station’s parking facilities.
  • Use of lighting controls to generate energy savings.

The solution

Consultants Proair saw Kirium as the natural choice for their car park upgrade, having rolled it out to various GWR stations. Installed in twin/triple arm arrangements and set to dim by 20% at night, Network Rail approved Kirium in a 4000K colour temperature is extremely efficient. The new scheme provides good uniformity of 0.4 from the station building to the furthest corners of the car park.

Following a further review, additional Kirium lanterns were installed to illuminate the footpath leading to the car park, further enhancing customer perception and peace of mind when using the facility.

" The poor lighting in the main car park led GWR to take control and ensure that any future lighting was done to an acceptable standard. Kirium uses 50% less energy in the new car park and provides a much better light distribution "

Lee Tuner, Director, Proair Consultants

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