London is set to receive new control room software in order to ensure traffic flows smoothly.

Transport for London (TfL) is investing in the new state-of the-art software, which will use ‘rich data’ to help the organisation manage the city’s roads. TfL will work with IT firm Sopra Steria on the project.

Focusing on congestion and danger, the control centre will give staff a single overview of everything on the network. This includes the latest details of known incidents and what actions are being taken to resolve them.

The software is said to be ‘ground-breaking’ and will work to analyse information to generate rapid incident alerts, making sure local councils, the emergency services and other organisations get the information they need. This will help increase efficiency when it comes to dealing with such situations, therefore reducing further issues while minimising traffic jams.

Glynn Barton, TfL’s director of network management, said: “We’re working to completely overhaul the way we manage London’s road network.

“Our world-leading work with Sopra Steria will enable us to respond to incidents on the roads much more quickly, keeping the roads safe and clear and helping to keep London moving.”

Ted Welford


September 3, 2019