A-Plant Lux Traffic Control & Management has explained how it is helping to keep London and the UK moving during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company has supplied over 80 portable Variable Message Signs (VMS) to display directional and parking advice to motorists, in order to keep traffic moving around the Olympic venues, ensure public safety and minimize impact on the local communities. The VMS, which are manufactured by PWS, are being used around various Inner London venues, including the Olympic Park, Wembley Stadium and Lord’s Cricket Ground, as well as the regional venues, such as Brands Hatch, Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and Manchester’s Old Trafford Stadium.
The VMS units are ‘super-silent’ and offer optimum environmentally friendly features with no emissions; they can run for one whole year without the need for external re-charge. The signs can reduce costs massively, aid journey times, provide queue warnings and reduce primary incidents, along with offering several other advantages. With a 24-hour dedicated Olympics Call Centre operating throughout the duration of the Games, the company has over 500 people employed within London and over 300 vehicles operating from dedicated Traffic Service Centers throughout the UK. Every location operates ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited management systems.
Jim McLachlan, business development director for A-Plant Lux, said, “We are delighted to play a key role in the transport operations of the Games. We were awarded this prestigious contract as we could supply brand new VMS signs across the length and breadth of the UK, so we are providing equipment in keeping with a world staged event. Messages on the signs can be remotely updated within minutes, as they operate using the latest LED and solar-power technology from an intuitive internet-based program.”
8 August 2012
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