TES to provide secure communications for First Manchester’s guided buses

By Dean

03 Feb 2016

Leyland-based TES Wireless Communications Solutions has announced that it will be providing secure wireless communications to First Manchester’s new fleet of guided buses.

The robust and secure radio systems will enable First Manchester to enhance both passenger and driver security, as the system provides prioritised communications during emergencies and unlike the mobile network wouldn’t be switched off, or suffer network outage or patchy coverage.

The new low-emission hybrid buses promise a superior travel experience, with leather seating, free Wi-Fi, on-board “next stop” audio and visual announcements and USB charging points.

Keith Edwards, the managing director of TES Wireless Communications Solutions, said: “We’re very proud to be providing communications systems to these modern, quick and comfortable state-of-the-art buses.

Coun Andrew Fender, chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, said: “Besides being very comfortable, these new buses have great amenities for passengers both inside and out, CCTV, free Wi-Fi and USB charger ports.

“Having previously provided similar systems and support for the Metrolink network I know that TES are highly experienced and able to provide a premium service for the guided busway.” TES have previously provided wireless communications solutions to transport networks including Manchester Metrolink, Metro do Porto, National Express Midland Metro and the London Underground.

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