The Bank Underground Station is a vital station that connects people from all across London. As part of the Central, Northern and Waterloo & City lines, the smooth and safe running of this station is vital. Situated in fare zone 1, the Bank Underground Station is one of the busiest stations in the London Underground Network, and therefore the smooth running of this station is extremely important.
Wall to Wall Communication were asked to provide this station with a new communication system in order to improve the connectivity between workers, and we were up for the challenge! No matter the project, Wall to Wall will provide your business with a tailored system design and installation to meet your specific needs, in the most cost effective way. Keep reading to find out how we provided a personalised communication system at the Bank Underground Station…
With the team at the Bank Underground Station working both above ground and below ground, one of the biggest challenges Wall to Wall faced was providing a communication system that could penetrate the layers of concrete between the workers whilst still providing clear and reliable communication. Multiple channels were also required to allow several different workers to be communicating simultaneously without interrupting each other. In addition to this, the workers also required a reliable radio system that didn’t falter, even during periods of maximum capacity to guarantee business was not interrupted.
The solution provided to the Bank Underground Station was the installation of a multi channel Hytera System, connected with leaky feeder cables. Wall to Wall has chosen to provide the Bank Underground Station with Hytera PD605 radios with the addition of telephone connectivity. Including telephone connectivity enhances the practicality of their two way radios by allowing the workers to also communicate with those who do not have a radio, expanding their network coverage. The multi channels were installed to allow for several different departments/workers to communicate simultaneously, whilst the leaky feeder brought about reliable connectivity despite the physical signal barriers.
You can read more about how Wall to Wall can provide coverage enhancement through the installation of repeaters, antennas and leaky feeders here.
- The installation of the leaky feeder cable allows for seamless communication between workers below ground and above ground. This provided the tools for the teams to increase efficiency by saving time with fast and reliable communication.
- The radios supplied also include noise cancelling abilities in the radio and via Peltor headsets to ensure communication is not interrupted by background noise.
- Improved voice clarity also adds an additional feature that will guarantee messages are sent and received clearly.
Wall to Wall Communications has provided a similar multi-channel solution with a leaky feeder cable and integrated telephone connectivity to Tottenham Court Road Underground. You can read more about this case study here.