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Didcot Railway Centre gets new fire solution

Didcot railway center will get fire safety protection
The Didcot Railway Center attracts 5000 visitors annually

The centre will now be protected by a fire detection and emergency lighting system.

The Didcot Railway Centre in Oxfordshire now features a new fire solution thanks to the installation of an addressable fire detection system aimed at protecting visitors, but also historic machines. The centre's collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and relics, which attract 50,000 visitors annually, are now protected by a fire detection and emergency lighting system.

The centre's five carriages used specifically for accommodating workers feature a fire solution with individual zone connections and a control panel fitted in the main carriage. Justyn Soames, operations director of Kingwood Safety Systems, which installed the new solution, explained the wisdom behind the individual zone connections.

He said: "Due to the possibility that the carriages could be moved away from each other at any time we decided that providing individual zone connections, which could be linked out if required, would be the most suitable option for the centre. A Watermist system is also being installed in the Tudor House museum in Southampton to protect the 15th-century attraction."

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