Every week, 40,000 passengers take the train from the main stations in Limburg, making Hasselt an important hub for the Belgian railway network. For a safe and reliable railway service, all equipment must be kept in good working order and regular maintenance is the essential ingredient to achieve this. As part of an extensive plan to modernise maintenance operations, the national Belgian railway company – SNCB – recently inaugurated a new maintenance workshop in Hasselt.
Rolling stock is the most maintenance intensive part of the railway system and is the most vulnerable if maintenance is neglected. To guarantee the availability of the equipment during the rush hours, the maintenance teams work mainly in the evening and at night. Thus the workshop needed a lighting solution that would satisfy a number of important criteria; optimise costs while delivering a high quality of light to ensure the safety of the 200 workers.
They opted for a flexible solution that would adapt the light levels according to the activities taking place in the different areas of the site. Based on the photometric studies, there are 2 levels of lighting:
The SNCB is perfectly satisfied with the new lighting which guarantees:
The employees are delighted with the new facilities that enable them to get on with their work in a safe, bright and comfortable environment.