London Underground Display

Product Design

Our development of the Real Time Display System followed the London Underground Clock Programme and comprehensive work on the ticketing barrier lines. In detailed customer consultations the need for improved real time information was a clear customer priority. The ten year planned maintenance strategy, implemented during our work on the clock, had reduced installation costs by 90% and health and safety risks of installation and maintenance by a similar percentage. The new clock was so small and light that a service engineers assessment of technical fault lasting more than 2 or 3 minutes led to an instant replacement in the field. A similar diagnostic and planned maintenance strategy was employed for the new Real Time Display System. The key difference in developing the Real Time Displays was simply the architectural scale of the new equipment. With horizontal booms at high level, the diagnostic procedure became laptop based, followed by the removal and replacement of the motherboard.