Traffic Surveillance System for TramLine 1 in Budapest

Monitoring stops, elevators and bridges with high‑resolution IP cameras

Traffic Surveillance System for TramLine 1 in Budapest

Monitoring stops, elevators and bridges with high‑resolution IP cameras

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Reasons for choosing D-Link

D-Link provides high end network cameras that are professional, cost-effective and reliable and the support is always excellent. There are competitors offering alternative products but they do not have as many features or the broad range that D-Link provides.

The Network cameras fully integrated with other VMS system, such as NETAVIS without any compatibility issues

D- Link also offers a rapid response support service - D-Link Assist. The D-Link Assist Gold is available 24 hours and also offers a 4-hour replacement service

The Project
The Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK) started a major reconstruction of tram Line 1 financed by the European Union. This 145.5 million EUR investment has helped in reducing the impact on the environment and has increased the speed to the trams, that are now much faster than before. The infrastructure has also been renewed. The newly constructed stops can be easily accessed by the disabled. This new architecture has gathered interest from the architecture discipline too. A new traffic system has also been introduced to be competitive with the traffic on the road.

The Challenge

The major tram line that started in 1984 soon became one of the busiest tram lines in Budapest. There is a tram every 3 minutes during rush hours. However, the infrastructure wasn’t developed to meet this demand and became obsolete over the years.

The major tram line that started in 1984 soon became one of the busiest tram lines in Budapest. There is a tram every 3 minutes during rush hours. However, the infrastructure wasn’t developed to meet this demand and became obsolete over the years.

As part of the reconstruction that started in 2014 not just the track and the safety system is renovated, but new stops are built too: there is barrier-free access for the disabled. The elevators are installed at 8 stops for the disabled. There is a sun and water shield roof at every stop.

The passenger information system has also been updated. The monitors show the estimated arrival time of the next tram at all the major stops. At each stop, loudspeakers have been implemented in order to provide immediate information to passengers about any breakdowns, accidents or other traffic measures. The loudspeakers are equipped with an adaptive volume control in order to be loud in daylight traffic, but not to be obtrusive at night.

The protection of this new infrastructure and the efficiency of the new passenger information system required a new, up-to-date remote monitoring system that guarantees more efficient intervention capabilities, prevention of damages and illegal activities plus provides evidence for the investigating bodies

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