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Keeping Glasgow’s traffic moving

The project: Keeping Glasgow’s traffic moving

The challenge: Maintain and support traffic systems for Glasgow covering nearly 900 sets of signals across the city, as well as CCTV, Bus Lane Enforcement and Vehicle Management Systems.

The purpose: To ensure a safe and smooth flow of traffic around Glasgow, reducing instances of accidents, congestion and ultimately vehicle emissions.

The people: Nigel Kirby, Siemens account director for Scotland is the main driver of this project in Glasgow, working in partnership with Glasgow City Council’s Land Services.

The outcomes: Siemens provided Glasgow City Council’s Land Services with a complete turnkey service, from design, supply, installation and commissioning of all new traffic signal sites, Vehicle Management Systems (VMS), CCTV, Automatic Number Plate Registration and Bus Lane Enforcement.

One of the more unusual tasks Siemens was called upon to deliver was the transforming of George Square in Glasgow into the streets of Philadelphia for the film World War Z starring Brad Pitt, by temporarily replacing traffic signals with versions used in the US city.

The impact: Over the last 3 years, Siemens has utilised reduced the total traffic signal related faults by 48%.

This case study was published in May 2014



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