Transport for London extends long term-contract with Tait Communications

Transport for London extends long term-contract with Tait Communications

Tait to provide continued service and maintenance of the bus network for the next five years.

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its multi-million dollar contract with
Tait Communications for the next five years.

TfL’s bus network, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive urban transport systems, uses Tait’s TaitNet MPT trunked system to help transport millions of passengers per day across the UK’s busy capital.

The extended contract will see Tait provide continued service and maintenance of the network in partnership with contractor Trapeze Switzerland and UK-based network support provider Magdalene.

The new contract extension will allow TfL to extend the life of their ‘iBus’ radio system to ensure maximum return on investment in their wider network.

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Hans van der Linde, regional general manager of Tait Europe, says that Tait’s ability to deliver cutting edge systems and 24x7 support to customers helps secure ongoing projects with customers such as TfL.

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As part of the original contract with TfL, signed in 2005, the TaitNet system was customised to integrate the Trapeze ITS dispatch equipment and TM8200 mobiles with the ‘iBus’ on-board bus computer, ensuring optimal voice communications between dispatchers and bus drivers.

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