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Synectics has extended its
relationship with Stagecoach,
with a three-year contract
renewal to deliver
on-vehicle CCTV systems, as
well as continuing maintenance
support for the entire fleet.
is Stagecoach’s preferred
technology supplier for onvehicle
and this renewal marks a
17-year working partnership.
Synectics will provide
an upgrade for new and
existing vehicles in the fleet
to support Stagecoach in its
long-term objectives, including
its investment in on-vehicle
surveillance, driving uptime and
reliability, and passenger safety
The initial phase will include
an enhanced on-vehicle solution,
to be fitted to all new vehicles
entering the fleet.
This will incorporate
health monitoring of the
system’s performance and the
capability of remote download
of incident footage using the
depot wi-fi network.
In addition to providing
ongoing maintenance support
for all vehicles, the contract
will see Synectics installing
500 forward-facing IP cameras
as part of a gradual upgrade
programme to maximise the
benefits of IP recording on new
vehicles entering the Stagecoach
fleet over the next three years.
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Public transport in the West
Midlands is getting a new look
in what is a UK first.
West Midlands Transport
(WMT) brings a single identity
to bus, rail and tram services plus
cycling initiatives in the region
in what is the first integrated
transport system outside London.
Each has its own distinctive
livery – orange for trains, blue for
trams, red for buses, green for
bikes – centred on the distinctive
new WMT diamond logo.
Transport for West Midlands
(TfWM), part of the West Midlands
Combined Authority (WMCA),
has introduced the new look
to spearhead the drive towards
a comprehensive and integrated
system for the region.
Mayor of the West Midlands
Andy Street says: “Branding is not
merely dressing, it is about more
people using public transport
in an easy way.
“Think of the iconic red London
bus – it is recognised the world
over and the capital is rightly
proud of it.
“This is our chance to inspire
a similar sense of pride and
identity for people in our region
and the transport links that
connect their lives.
“For the first time we will
have trains, trams, buses, and
cycles with one uniting identity
which is enduring and, over
time, becomes something which
defines the West Midlands.
“We will be rebranding bus
stops and stations in the months
and years to come as part of the
normal process of replacing
them, meaning while this
will be gradual, it will mostly
West Mids debuts UK’s first
non-London integrated system
Single identity brings bus, rail, tram and
cycling together in UK’s first network
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