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Graphic Design, Print and Digital Information Systems for the Railway Industry



Kadfire provides innovative digital passenger information systems, as well as graphic design, digital printing, web development, and transport data services.

The company develops timetables, signage, digital media, marketing and wayfinding solutions.

Digital print, distribution and management

Kadfire’s print department uses an array of up-to-date digital print technologies to achieve outstanding results from all of their orders.

Kadfire designs and manufactures bespoke totems and screen enclosures for indoor and outdoor applications.
A pole-mounted enclosure with an IP54 rating for use on a Greater Anglia platform.
An indoor totem design used at Clapham Junction railway station, the busiest station in Europe, for South West Trains.
A new design housing Kadfire's small format Railpoint solution, as well as emergency and information telephone lines based on global systems for mobile communications (GSM). The solutions are in use along Virgin Trains' West Coast mainline.
The company's data team and design studio work together to produce timetables for the majority of UK rail operators.

It uses polypropylene media and wax inks to produce large-format posters and manufactures solvent vinyl products for temporary and medium-term station signage.

The company’s weekly poster distributions cover some of the largest rail networks in the UK.

As well as offering in-house digital printing services, Kadfire has formed long-standing relationships with a number of trusted external print suppliers, enabling cost-effectiveness in its outsourced products.

The company comprehensively manages print jobs, from design through to production and distribution, prioritising quality, speed and customer satisfaction.

Rail data software and timetable services

Kadfire’s team of transport data executives includes experienced ex-rail industry professionals, who provide consultation, timetable manipulation and proofing services.

Using its own rail data software, the company can produce semi-automated timetables with a click of a button.

Interactive information, timetable and automated train loading software

Kadfire’s in-house and contracted developers offer automated solutions for rail operators and passengers.

These include its timetable editing software and comparison tools, interactive information systems such as Railpoint, and various customer-facing apps.

The company has also developed automated train loading software and ‘station working book’ generators for applications in print and on mobile devices.

Interactive passenger information kiosks

Since 2013, Kadfire been developing its Railpoint software and hardware for in-station interactive passenger information kiosks.

Housed in a durable outer shell, Railpoint’s user-friendly interface provides vital travel information, including dynamic arrival / departure times and journey planning, wayfinding and other static content in a large, accessible touchscreen format.

As of August 2016, Railpoint terminals were averaging 100,000 unique user sessions per month. The solutions have now been installed in more than 40 UK mainline train stations, stretching from Southampton to Carlisle.

Kadfire has developed a strong reputation within the rail industry for delivering robust, intuitive and accurate products, backed up by a friendly, bespoke training programme and attentive aftercare.

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Kadfire Ltd
Unit 15
Trafford Park Industrial Estate
Trescott Road
B98 7AH
United Kingdom

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