Kings Cross Station London chose 24/7 Uptime and Stratus everRun to protect the station management system

The new concourse at King’s Cross Station in London was officially unveiled on 14 March 2012 and we were delighted to have been involved in this project.


In August 2011 we were approached by main contractor, Fourway Communications, about protecting the Station Management System (SMS) at King’s Cross Station.  The station management system ensures the efficient running of the station, including different sub-systems such as CCTV cameras, fire systems, building management, PA system, help points and voice recording.


The station is used by 47m+ passengers every year so these systems are critical.  They must operate without interruption to guarantee safety and security of passengers and staff.

Fourway was tasked with delivering the Station Management System as part of the refurbishment at King’s Cross. Because of the critical needs of the station, we needed a high availability solution with zero operator intervention in the event of a server failure – and the failover should take place with no loss of system availability. That immediately ruled out most of the solutions on the market. Stratus everRun addressed all our criteria in one hit. We employed 24/7 Uptime to advise on server design and take the lead on the everRun installation. We have undertaken heavy tests and the software has delivered every time. 24/7 Uptime’s assistance throughout the project has been outstanding and, without doubt, has greatly assisted us in delivering a successful project.”

Russell Bennett, IT Solutions Architect, Fourway Communications