Lille Flandres Train Station
Lille-Flandres station is the main railway station of Lille, capital of French Flanders. It is a terminus for SNCF Intercity and regional trains. It opened in 1842 as the Gare de Lille, but was renamed in 1993 when Lille Europe station opened.
The station was built by Léonce Reynaud and Sydney Dunnett for the CF du Nord; construction began in 1869 and ended in 1892. The station front is the old front from Paris' Gare du Nord and was dismantled then reassembled in Lille at the end of the 19th century; an extra storey, as well as a large clock, were added to the original design.
The primary objectives of the new lighting scheme were to increase the light levels and to provide a safe and comfortable environment therefore increasing passenger confidence. The platforms present a particular challenge as they require specific lighting levels and uniformity in order to comply with current rail standards.
Thorlux Lighting proposed a new installation that would combine the necessary energy savings with an improved quality of lighting throughout the station. This recommendation was based on installing the Thorlux SmartScan monitoring and management system which incorporates Smart intelligent lighting control. Thorlux SmartScan luminaires have delivered over 90% energy saving compared to the previous lighting installation. Integral Smart sensors monitor ambient light and presence, control output to the correct level, dim and switch when there is sufficient daylight and illuminate only when the area is occupied.
The system also has the ability to provide occupancy profiling information. Each day occupancy data is gathered by the SmartScan Gateway, from every SmartScan sensor, and included in the Gateway’s status upload to the SmartScan website allowing monitoring of the space utilisation.