Sydney's iconic bridge now enjoys state-of-the-art lane changing technologies to reduce congestion and provide seamless experience to regular road users and international visitors alike.
Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Sydney Harbour Bridge Electronic Lane Change System (ELCS) manages bi-directional traffic flow of 160,000 vehicles per day, remotely from TMC 8km’s away.
Ongoing legacy equipment failures on the ELCS recently reached the point where they became unacceptable. Existing software installed in 1998, was no longer maintainable.
SAGE was engaged by RMS to assist with the design, upgrade and live cutover of the ELCS to improve reliability and provide RMS with a base design for use at similar >locations.
The main benefit of the project is increased safety for road users and a system that can be supported for the next 15 years.
SAGE’s engagement with RMS on this project is similar to that sought by Sydney Airport, including the collaboration model, number of personnel involved, project duration, key roles and responsibilities, and technology platforms (Siemens, Schneider, Profibus) and ongoing scheduled and corrective maintenance.
SAGE Automation provided personnel to RMS in the following roles: Project Management, Design Authority (Consulting), Systems Engineering, and Maintenance Support.
Key responsibilities of the major roles included:
Systems Engineers, including Technical Lead:
Sydney's iconic bridge now enjoys state-of-the-art lane changing technologies to reduce congestion and provide seamless experience to regular road users and international visitors alike. Watch the video for a full recap:
The project was also awarded Winner of the 2015 Zenith PACE awards for the Transport, Power and Infrastructure category.