Hong Kong TCSS
Serco has secured a US$9.7M joint venture contract to provide a Traffic Control and Surveillance System (TCSS) for a new strategic road link between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, mainland China.
The project is to be delivered in partnership with Serco Group Hong Kong and KML Engineering and will see the design, supply, installation, commission, and maintenance of a TCSS for the 3.2km, dual 3 lane, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region section of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor, the 5.4km dual 3-lane Deep Bay Link and the 8km dual 2-lane Yuen Long Highway.
The Central System at the core of the TCSS will be based upon the National Driver Information and Control System (NADICS), originally developed by Serco Integrated Transport for the Scottish Executive.
This is the first Hong Kong Strategic Road Network Project and the requirements called for a system with extensive capability for expansion to meet longer term additional requirements.
The roadside equipment will be controlled by the central system either as part of a co-ordinated response to an incident or manually by the operator as required.
It is anticipated that when the corridor development is complete it will carry upwards of 28,000 two-way vehicle crossings per day on opening, rising to 80,000 two-way vehicle crossings per day by 2016.
The fully integrated system will include:
- Central control system
- CCTV surveillance system
- Vehicle detection
- 8 full function, Chinese/English variable message signs
- Fully variable message signs NTCIP
- Lane control signals
- Variable speed limit signs
- Prismatic variable message signs
- Communication system including SDH fibre ring
- Weather and structural monitoring of the bridge
- Equipment control and monitoring on the mainland China side of the bridge