ANSWERING TRUNKS' CALLS

The new National Traffic Control Centre (NTCC) at Quinton, near junction 3 of the M5 in the West Midlands, UK, expects to be fully operational in 2005. The centre will offer integrated traffic management and information for the UK's entire trunk road network. The facility has been developed and operated for the Highways Agency by Traffic Information Services (TiS). The facility will include a full-time control room, 1,500 solar powered inductive loop sites, 500 automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera locations and 100 new roadside variable message signs (VMS). The ANPR arrays allow calculation of journey times across the network. The high level of collaboration required between TiS, local highway authorities and the police led to the development of detailed local operating agreements (DLOAs). TiS can make available to local authorities the VMS to help manage major emergencies and planned events. Information from CCTVs can be shared by councils and TiS. TiS has designed a new traffic control centre interface for installation in police control offices. The existence of the NTCC will not alter the operational role of the police in handling incidents.

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    Hemming Group, Limited

    32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1V 2SS
  • Authors:
    • CRAWFORD, D
  • Publication Date: 2004-10-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 18-9
  • Serial:
    • SURVEYOR
    • Volume: 191
    • Issue Number: 5800
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM