Project: King’s Cross St. Pancras Station
Location: London, UK
Type: Firesafe TW950e
Tratos & London Underground cooperation
Tratos has supplied London Underground with FIRESAFE TW950e for use in Kings Cross St. Pancras Station. This project implied the company’s approval and certification.
According to London Underground Certificate, fire resistant cables 1.5sqmm to 4sqmm, 2 to 4 core, conforms to BS7629-1:1997 (Incorporating Amendments Nos. 1 & 2), meets class PH120 in accordance with BS EN 50200:2000 and meets the requirements of enhanced fire resistant cable as described in BS 5839-1:2002 clause 26.2. The cable is fully compliant with LUL standard 1-085 A3.
London Underground’s history dates back to 1863 when the world’s first underground railway, the Metropolitan Railway, opened between Paddington and Farringdon serving six intermediate stations. Since then the Underground network, affectionately nicknamed the Tube by generations of Londoners, has grown to 270 stations and 11 lines stretching deep into the Capital’s suburbs, and beyond.
The development of London into the preeminent world city during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries would not have been possible without the mobility provided by the Underground.
It wasn’t until 1968 that the first new line across central London for more than 60 years – the Victoria line – opened, followed in 1979 by the Jubilee line. In 1999 the Jubilee line was extended to London’s Docklands, facilitating regeneration and the growth of the Canary Wharf business district.
In 2003, London Underground became a wholly owned subsidiary of TfL. Our comprehensive plan to improve the Tube has involved refurbishing hundreds of stations, upgrading lines to provide faster, more frequent and more reliable services, installing step free access at many locations, and entirely rebuilding some central London stations that have become too small to deal with the number of people passing through every day.
The extra capacity these improvements are providing is badly needed. In 2016/17 1.37 billion journeys were made, over two and a half times the post-war low of 498 million journeys made in 1982.
Did you know?
St Pancras International isn’t a mere airport terminal for trains, it’s a spectacularly-restored piece of history that will take your breath away. It’s been designed as a destination in its own right, with shops of all kinds, restaurants & cafes.
Dating from 1868, London’s magnificent St Pancras station was beautifully restored and reopened on 14 November 2007 to become the London terminal for Eurostar trains to Paris and Brussels, taking over from Waterloo which had been Eurostar’s London terminal since it started in 1994.
St Pancras still serves its original purpose as terminus for the Midland main line trains to Leicester, Derby, Nottingham & Sheffield, and it now also hosts domestic high-speed trains to and from Kent. Underground platforms provide direct Thameslink trains south to Croydon, Gatwick Airport and Brighton.
The station is a London landmark, don’t pass through without taking the time to look around…
Tratos is long committed to supporting sustainable transport and the UN Global Goals related to the transport, such as Goal 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere, Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being, and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.