Brand new, high-definition passenger information screens are being installed at London Euston station it has been announced.
The new screens will cost a whopping £1.5m and will show electronic departure and arrivals. These are set to be positioned in the middle of the station with up to four times the number of available to view for London Euston passengers.
Instead of one set of overhead LED screens above the entrances to platforms, two double-sided banks of full-colour displays are being built on posts. The new departure boards are part of a wider £16m investment into Euston station
Computer modelling has taken place to analyse how shifting passengers’ focus from the front to the centre of the concourse can improve people flow at the West Coast main line’s London terminus.
James Dean, Network Rail’s West Coast South route director, said: “There’s been a huge amount of work in recent years to make more space for passengers at London Euston, all in preparation for this latest exciting phase to overhaul our departure and arrivals boards.
“This will be a big change for passengers which is why we’re trialling the boards first and then listen to feedback from station users. The high-definition displays have been really successful in other stations, so it’ll be great to get them in position and see how they work for the thousands of passengers who use Euston every day.”
The new screens have been praised and described as being ‘clearer to read and information can be quickly changed in times of disruption’. Similar screens have already been well-received at other stations including Manchester Piccadilly and London Victoria.