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TfL agrees traffic control systems contracts with Yunex and Telent

04 April 2023

Transport for London (TfL) has signed new eight-year contracts with Yunex Traffic and Telent Technology Services Ltd, which will which cover?traffic?signals, variable messaging signs, overheight vehicle detection and CCTV cameras on the capital’s network.

The new contracts will reduce operating costs, improve environmental performance - including by using an entirely electric maintenance fleet - and improve performance on road and bus networks, said TfL.

The contracts run until 2031 with an option to extend for a further two years.  

TfL manages all of the capital’s 6,400 automated traffic signal junctions and pedestrian crossings. It also manages the capital’s network of red routes, which make up 5% of London’s roads carrying 30% of the?traffic.

Other key infrastructure on the network includes:

150 variable message signs, which deliver important traffic and safety information

Around 67,000 traffic light poles

61 overheight vehicle detector sites, which help to ensure that vehicles passing under bridges meet vital height restrictions

813 CCTV sites across London, which are used by TfL and other partner agencies to help keep people moving on the road network

The contracts with Yunex Traffic and Telent?Technology?Services Ltd are to supply, install, maintain and dispose of equipment needed for London’s automated?traffic?signals, variable message signs and overheight vehicle detectors. 

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