STRATHCLYDE PLANS MAJOR TRAFFIC CONTROL UPGRADING

An account is given of Strathclyde Regional Council's Centrally Integrated Traffic Control (CITRAC) system which is about to be upgraded with the emphasis on automatic incident detection, traffic rerouting, increased driver information and ease of use. The existing system covers 1000 square km and includes motorways and expressways as well as Urban Traffic Control (UTC) for Glasgow. CITRAC has a central control room and 3 divisional control rooms with the Strathclyde police operating the motorway element. With additional construction and more planned, capacity has been reached. Traffic restrictions are communicated via overhead gantries at present and it is hoped that the new system will also detect incidents automatically. More information will be provided and colour will be used. UTC provides surveillance using 15 remotely controlled cameras and is linked to the Fire Brigade. An intelligent and complex system, many of its functions have not been exploited. It is seen as particularly important to integrate CITRAC and UTC as the motorway runs virtually through the centre of the city. A number of systems at home and overseas are being evaluated to find the solution most suited to local needs.

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    FAVERSHAM HOUSE GROUP LTD

    FAVERSHAM HOUSE, 111 ST JAMES'S ROAD
    CROYDON, SURREY  United Kingdom  CR9 2TH
  • Authors:
    • Sinclair, R
  • Publication Date: 1990-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM