Beckton Station is part of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). The DLR opened in 1987, and is an automated metro train system with 40 stations. The station recently underwent an enhancement project. Part of this project involved creating and installing new illuminated letters and a new architectural DLR roundel.
Links Signs fabricated the illuminated letters from stainless steel, mounting them to a hinging stand for ease of maintenance. The support frame was fabricated from mild steel which was hot dipped galvanised and then completed with a powder coated finish.
The post mounted roundel was fabricated from a 3.5m stainless steel post with a large internally illuminated DLR logo fixed to the top. The roundel is shaped stainless steel with powder coating to the outside edges. The faces were made up of 5mm perspex with applied translucent vinyl to ensure correct brand colours. We then illuminated them with LEDs for long lasting life and low maintenance costs.
Links Signs took on the challenge to provide the awards for the first Transport for London Supplier Awards. Using products and materials that are supplied to TfL for our station signage, Links created very impressive plaques for our winners and runners up. Throughout the production process Links kept TfL up to date with images, delivery schedule and were always on hand to clarify any queries. We look forward to working with them again next year.Amanda Green – Transport for London
Link Signs provide a first class service throughout the design, production and delivery process. I worked closely with the team on a high profile project, with requirements changing on a sometimes daily basis. Links Signs went and above and beyond to meet our requirements and surpassed our expectations. I would highly recommend and endorse working with Link Signs.Catherine Villegas – Project Manager, Transport for London
The team at Links Signs provide unfailing support and flexibility, which enables us to develop ambitious schemes and be confident of the highest quality results. Working with them has transformed the way we approach our exhibition design.Catherine Harvey – Hastings Museum Office & Keeper of World Art
Links Signs successfully managed a complex project overseeing the manufacture and installation of 48 panels to create a bespoke mural on the Transport for London (TfL) owned bridge and the station entrance at Northwood Hills station. Links ensured not only that all the technical and engineering requirements of TfL were met but also that the extensive colour hues specified by mural artists Gordon Collett and Cosmo Sarson were achieved. The finished result is wonderful, as summed up by Mayor of London Boris Johnson when he visited ‘My God, it’s beautiful! Did we do this? The murals – they’re sensational!’ He added: ‘I think it’s all fantastic, really imaginative. I’m very proud.’Helena Webster – Town Centre Improvements Team Manager, London Borough of Hillingdon
Links Signs are experienced, professional and offer great value for money. I know I am in safe hands when I am working with them.Mariam Zulfiqar – Freelance Curator