Transforming Transport for London’s surface radio system
16 May 2018 15:30-16:00
Dimitris Kaltakis, Consultant Infrastructure Architect, Transport for London
Transport for London (TfL) are migrating one of Europe’s largest PMR systems (analogue MPT1327) to DMR (digital). A new radio system was required with the capabilities and capacity to protect the bus network performance while funding constraints mandated the reuse of existing resources and assets. These constraints present a huge challenge as the project requires an in-frequency migration while maintaining the fleet of over 9500 buses in operational service. The new system also underpins the long term pan-TfL critical communications strategy which will see all TfL modes transitioning to a common bearer in future years.
DURING THIS SESSION ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:
1. London bus fleet and system facts
2. Why DMR?
3. How TfL worked around constraints and challenges
4. Bus fleet migration strategy
5. TfL critical communications strategy