POMs (Passenger Operated Machines)
Livis have been working at a number of stations across the underground network on the Civils works in association with the installation of Passenger Operated Machines (POMs). As part of the FftF (Fit for the Future) programme, ticket offices across the network are closing, and tickets sales will be through the use of POMs.
A hoarding was installed in order to carry out the works to the ticket office to safely cordon off from the public. The refurbishment and restoration of the POMs starts with the removal of furniture, fixtures, fittings and intrusive surveys for the removal of Comms, Electrical and Mechanical.
As part of our civils works, ticket office windows were carefully removed and infilled with blockwork with a plaster finish as required.
Lintels from above the ticket office windows are reused to support the wall above. Raised flooring is installed to the POM room. Existing suspended ceiling and grids are taken down, removed from site, and a new ceiling system is installed. All previously painted, rendered or plastered surfaces are thoroughly prepared and repainted. Once cured the surface of the block work will be covered with wall tiles to match the existing surrounds.
Electrical works include the relocation of the existing services to facilitate the new AFM (Automated Fare Machine) and adjustment. Removal of circuitry and dedicated CMS (Cable Management System) back to MCB (Miniature Circuit Breaker) board.
Mechanical works include the strip out of louvres and associated branch duct work from between the ticket office windows back to the main ventilation supply ducting trunk. We have stripped out the extract grille and associated ductwork from the ticket office ceiling back to the main extract ventilation trunk.
Our operations include rebalancing the remaining supply and extract ventilation duct system whilst also checking for air leaks.