TfL is committed to reducing congestion and improving the frequency and reliability of transport services across the City. The Capital’s most important roads, known as the Red Routes, form the TfL Road Network; together they accommodate one third of all road journeys made in London. Under a special services agreement with TfL, Metropolitan Police personnel patrol 580km of the network each day with a brief to ensure that traffic can move freely without impediment.
The on-street enforcement staff had previously used a paper-based communications system, which was labour intensive and slow. To improve travel conditions and enforce traffic regulations more effectively on London’s Red Routes, an electronic information solution was required, allowing for real-time communications between personnel on the move and control office staff.
As part of a contract which will run to the end of the decade, AMT-SYBEX has provided a turnkey solution for “on-street” activity. Based on AMT-SYBEX’s Field Data Collection System (FDCS*), it uses wireless GPRS infrastructure technology to enable real-time flow of information to and from the streets. Our on-going managed service provides onsite repair, plus replacement and restocking of consumables to more than 25 bases throughout London.
The solution enables personnel to deliver accurate information as incidents occur, which means radical improvements in efficiency can be achieved. The Police are now able to monitor Red Routes.
*FDCS is now Affinity Fieldreach