New tunnel improves overall traffic flow and cuts travel time through heavily used interchange
AMG, the world leading manufacturer of transmission solutions, has supplied their AMG3700 series transmission solution for the integrated security & surveillance solution at the newly opened Woodsville Tunnel in Singapore. The solution has been implemented by Guthrie Engineering (S) PTE Ltd on behalf of the Land Transportation Authority. Guthrie is Singapore’s oldest Engineering Company with a proud list of large references projects in Highways and Transportation.
AMG’s International Sales & Marketing Director, Sara Bullock, says, “The CCTV surveillance solution for the tunnel complex is engineered to give maximum resilience and performance. The solution operates within a dual redundant configuration with video insertion points providing analogue video, data and Ethernet capability. The AMG’s 3700 series solution has a proven record in tunnel implementations, such as the new Hindhead Tunnel in the UK. The solution operates with two singlemode fibres in ring configuration. The benefit of this system is that operations are robust and resilient and no signals are lost in case of a failure or a fibre breakage. All signals are routed to the Central Intelligent Transport System Centre (ITSC) Control Room as well as to the control room in the facility building on-site. Guthrie conducted vigorous factory testing and we understand they were delighted with the resilience the solution offered. They were also impressed with the extended MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) longevity results and the resilience to the environmental influences.”
The Woodsville Tunnel is part of a massive SGD 130 million (approx. GBP 65 million) upgrading project for the Woodsville Interchange that began in 2008. It consists of 3 new road tunnels linking Upper Serangoon Road to Bendemeer Road, Serangoon Road to Upper Serangoon Road, and MacPherson Road to Bendemeer Road. The new tunnels are expected to decongest the affected roads and cut down commuter travel times. Motorists using the Woodsville Tunnel can expect smoother traffic flow and times savings, particularly during peak hours, due to the improved traffic flow. For example, a motorist travelling from Upper Serangoon Road to Bendemeer Road will have their travel time cut from 10 minutes to 4 minutes by using the new Woodsville Tunnel during peak hours. Woodsville Tunnel was opened for traffic at 9 a.m. on 28th January 2012.