The Lengthy road Home: Radios used on Transport Methods as well as Fleets
The Lengthy road Home: Radios used on Transport Methods
as well as Fleets
According to the UK Government, there were an estimated 5.2 billion bus passenger journeys
undertaken on our roads in 2011/2012. Public and private transportation is not only big business; it
is also of massive importance to the smooth running of the country.
Whilst only 14% of the UKÃ¢ÂÂs 25 million commuters travel to work by bus or train, this still
accounts for over 1.7 million people. In order for a country this reliant on public transport to survive
and thrive, it is absolutely imperative that transport workers can communicate with each other in a
quick, efficient manner, fuelling an industry that, by necessity, spans the length and breadth of the
Two-way radios provide the solutions to this monumental challenge.
Rail, bus, here make use of two-way radios in order to keep up to speed with vital information.
Drivers and managers can easily contact command and control centres, as well as liaising with depot
staff and even customers, all due to using their radios. Together with integrated GPS systems, radios
help transport and fleet workers to track deliveries in real time, as well as informing would-be
passengers or commuters of any delays or early arrivals.
But it isnÃ¢ÂÂt just truckers making deliveries, commuters travelling to and from work and trains
running on time. Public transport is one of the most important aspects of the tourism industry, itself
a large part of BritainÃ¢ÂÂs economy. Visitors flock from almost every country on Earth in order
to visit popular sites like Stonehenge, The The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the
beautiful city of Bath. Without a reliable public transport system, our tourism industry would be
So, in order to keep things running as smoothly as possible, all relevant personnel are equipped with
a two-way radio so that they can keep in direct contact with their colleagues, peers and managers.
This also allows for speedy customer service, as well as up-to-date and reliable information.
Health and safety is also a huge concern regarding public transport and, since the tragedy of the
London bombings 8 years ago, security is also a large issue. Workers specializing in either area find
their radios to be among the most vital of their tools.
Transport companies employ a veritable army of security staff, as well as first-aiders all of whom are
connected via rugged and reliable two-way radios.
Without radios, the countryÃ¢ÂÂs public transport system could very well come to a standstill.
The roads and railways of Britain are, at least in some ways, kept in operation via a network of two-way