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