GTM have placed orders to the value of £2.8m with SRL to supply the latest innovation in portable traffic lights. The new range, called Eurolight® comes with a mixture of traffic, pedestrian and ADS (Adaptive Detection System). The benefits are that the intelligent ADS lights reduce congestion by learning and constantly adapting to real-time traffic movement. The ADS lights make automatic adjustments of ‘green’ times using machine learning algorithms, obtained through radar detectors. As well as operating on a standard 2 phase traffic light system, they can be used for up to 4 phase systems.
Daryl Cheetham, executive director at GTM explained: “We’re investing in industry leading technologies. Clients are looking for solutions which reduce congestion whilst works are carried out and want to ensure public safety. We’ve seen results showing journey times at road works significantly improve with Eurolight®. The hi-tech lights protect the safety of operatives on site and are cost efficient. Added benefits include enhanced public perception – removing potential complaints from pedestrians and motorists”.
Malcolm Johnstone, Hire Division managing director at SRL said: “For many years we’ve worked closely with GTM to deliver our portfolio of products, both hire and purchase. Most recently, we were pleased to deliver our biggest ever combined order of Eurolight®, to be delivered over twelve months to GTM. We believe the key to our successful partnership is SRL’s ability to offer quality product balanced with a dependable, reliable service. It’s a privilege to partner with GTM.”
Peter Almond, Manufacturing Division managing director at SRL stated, “Over many years the strong, friendly partnership we’ve developed with the team at GTM means we really understand their strategic objectives and the products they need to achieve them. Safety and dependability are top priorities and SRL’s ability to supply robust, reliable products backed-up with a four year guarantee and comprehensive servicing package was instrumental in securing this order. Our relationship has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months and we look forward to even greater things in the months and years to come.”
The Network Plus group of companies, which includes Go Traffic Management, are delighted to have appointed Charlie Cornish as non-executive chairman with effect from 1 January 2021.
Charlie was appointed Chief Executive of Manchester Airport Group (MAG) in 2010 and will continue in this role whilst providing impartial support and guidance to the fast-growing Network Plus business.
Charlie brings more than 30 years of utility and infrastructure sector experience to Network Plus. Prior to joining MAG, Charlie was a senior Director at United Utilities (UU). Roles included Managing Director for Utility Solutions, a UU business with operations in the UK, the Middle East, Australia, Bulgaria, Poland, Estonia and the Philippines. Previously he worked for a number of manufacturing and service companies including Plessey Telecommunications, British Aerospace and ABF.
Dan Holland, Joint Chief Executive of Network Plus said: “We are really looking forward to Charlie joining us and benefitting from his broad experience and knowledge.
Network Plus has ambitious plans to grow our business by safely providing a great service to our customers and by expanding the range of activities we deliver. This appointment will help strengthen the depth of knowledge within our leadership team for the benefit of everyone we serve.”
Commenting on this announcement, Charlie Cornish said “I look forward to working with the Network Plus leadership team to help shape the successful delivery of the company’s strategy for growth. It’s an exciting time for the business, the future is looking really positive.”
Here at GTM, we provide a wide range of traffic management solutions to suit all type of projects. From helping large wind turbines get to their destination, to ensuring safe passage for those commuters whilst essential maintenance is taking place on motorways, to reacting to emergency situations immediately and making communities safe. We have got it covered.
Our experts have built up an impressive, expansive and long-standing portfolio of experience supporting major construction projects. We tailor our services to each project’s needs. Recently, GTM helped a major construction project undertaken by BAM Nuttall with their traffic management requirements.
Following flooding in the area, Shade Chapel in Todmorden had to be demolished after it became unsafe. The Chapel had suffered extreme water damage and was at risk of collapse. To make the area safe the difficult decision was taken to demolish the building and as it was situated near to a busy road a full traffic management plan was required.
Our traffic management teams at GTM worked closely with the client, Environment Agency and local resident committees before the work plan to develop the best solution for closing the road, ensuring safety and minimal disruption to the local community.
We placed five specialists on site, manning the traffic 24 hours a day during the work, to maintain closure points and continue resident engagement as required.
The project was a great success and is a fantastic example of how our GTM traffic management contributes to the wider vital infrastructure work across the UK.
Go Traffic Management provided vital traffic management solutions to support the construction of the £350million Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park Line extension. The construction was led by a consortium, MPT between Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Thales.
Work took place across the busy City covering 5.5km and safety, along with minimal disruption was of paramount importance. Go Traffic Management was a major construction supplier to the project and provided full traffic management solutions from, initial traffic design to delivery. The GTM team ensured the latest equipment was used and drew from their years of experience on complex projects to provide effective traffic management solutions.
The project was highly successful, with work completing seven months early in March 2020. It demonstrated best practice in health, safety and wellbeing, innovative solutions and collaboration.
The expansion of the Manchester Metrolink transport network is a great addition for Manchester as the extended Metrolink will help reduce congestion on the roads and make public transport around Manchester more accessible for its residents, commuters and visitors.
GTM is delighted to be a part of helping improve the air quality of the City and are honoured to be shortlisted for the two awards – Safety Initiative of the Year and Infrastructure Achievement of the Year.
Due to continued business growth, we have taken delivery of SRL traffic lights. These will be supplied to our clients across the UK, ensuring their workforce are kept safe. Pictured are Mike Flynn, Director Network Plus and Elly Jackson from GTM.
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