Sheffield Control Centre eases congestion

South Yorks half-marathon 2016
South Yorks half-marathon 2016

Smooth operators at Sheffield City Council’s Urban Traffic Control Centre have overseen 200 major events and 1,100 road incidents in its first year.

Over 12 months the system has monitored millions of journeys including travel to and from 200 large scale events, and aided the management of 1,000 road accidents and breakdowns, 100 road closures, lane restrictions, diversions, demonstrations and marches.

Coverage has included 50 football matches at Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United with in excess of one million spectators, and around 90 Sheffield Arena events with 720,000-plus visitors.

The system helped to manage many large city-wide events such as the Yorkshire Half Marathon, Sheffield 10k Run, Tramlines, Sky Ride, City Centre Grand Prix Cycling, After Dark, Mosborough Music Festival

Last year the 24/7 control centre relocated to Sheffield Town Hall from Carbrook, where it had operated since 2008.

Burnley–based audio visual experts eyevis UK installed eight market-leading, 55-inch extremely narrow bezel EYE-LCD-5500-XSN-LD-FX displays in the centre.

It also installed a Netpix 4900 video wall controller configured for multiple analogue video feeds, IP video feeds, graphic PC data and web browser feeds.

Eyevis is a leading global manufacturer of intelligent control room video wall solutions, industrial modular displays, LED illuminated rear projection and the narrowest bezel industrial LCDs; video wall controllers and video wall control software. Eyevis UK managing director Steve Murphy said: “Our installation has offered an uninterrupted 24/7 service.”