The new Blackfriars Station in London is considered an impressive masterpiece of civil engineering. Located on a bridge over the River Thames, its platforms stretch across the entire river and beyond. The station conversion was part of the renovation of the Thames line, which runs through London from Bedford to Brighton. The route has become increasingly frequented over the past few years as the number of commuters has grown constantly necessitating the deployment of trains with twelve rather than eight carriages. Extending the platforms with the rail service still ongoing constituted a real challenge.
The bridge has been extended by nine metres and in addition a new entrance has been created on the south side of the Thames and the northern entrance renovated. The lamellar roof of the glass bridge accommodates London's largest arrangement of solar panels. 90 x Selux M 200 luminaires, Survivor LEDs and LED special units are used for lighting.