10-14 October 2016 | MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Electronic Lane Control System (ELCS) on Sydney Harbour Bridge

Organisation: Roads and Maritime Services NSW

Congress Theme:
Smart Cities and New Urban Mobility

Category most closely aligns with:
Roads and Tunnels

National Heritage Listed Sydney Harbour Bridge, known by the locals as the ‘Coathanger’, uses the Electronic Lane Changing System (ELCS) to control flow for eight lanes of bridge traffic. With more than 160,000 vehicle movements per day, the bridge is managed remotely from the TMC by dedicated SHB traffic controllers. ELCS integrates the use of electronic overhead signage, automatic movable medians and in-pavement lighting to adjust traffic direction an average of five times per day in four different configurations. Roads and Maritime Services led the design of the ELCS which uses German componentry and programmable logic controller operating on two new fibre optic networks with dual redundant servers. The ELCS system won the 2015 PACE Zenith innovation award for the Transport, Power and Infrastructure category.

Safety Requirements:

  1. Long pants and Full Sleeve shirts.
  2. Steel Cap Boots
  3. A photo ID
  4. No picture to be taken inside the pylon.
  5. No smoking during the visit.


Monday 17 October 2016: 9.00am - 1.00pm

The tour will commence at the RMS Transport Management Centre, 25 Garden Street, Eveleigh (Sydney), New South Wales.



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Cost:AU$50 incl GST - TOUR ONLY (travel to Sydney, accommodation and other costs are own arrangements and expense)



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