Athens Urban Transport Organisation chooses Sepura
OASA, the Athens Urban Transport Organisation, has selected Sepura TETRA radios to help keep track of operations on its newly launched Athens Public Bus Line. All buses operating on the line are equipped with Sepura SRM2000 mobile radios with integrated GPS. The contract was won in conjunction with ANCO, one of Sepura’s authorised distributors in Greece.
The prestigious new bus service, known as the ‘400 Line’ service, operates between 7.30 a.m. and 9.00 p.m., travelling between key sights of interest in the Athens area. Tickets are valid for 24-hours and passengers can disembark and rejoin the service as they wish. The journey route takes 80-90 minutes from start to finish.
OASA is responsible for the planning, co-ordination and control of all public transport in the greater Athens area and uses TETRA technology to monitor the operation of the line. The in-vehicle Sepura SRM2000 mobile radios enable the control centre to maintain communication with drivers, and track progress of vehicles on the route using GPS.
“OASA selected this solution because the Sepura SRM2000 radios give them integrated AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) and voice communications in a single device”, confirms Gregory Papakonstantinou, Manager of Radio Communications at ANCO. “This functionality, developed and implemented by ANCO, is critical as it helps OASA to maintain operational control and meet route time schedules.”
In the future, OASA plans to extend its service to customers further with the provision of intelligent bus stops that will provide regular updates on journey progress and bus arrival times.
For more information contact:
Rosanna Norman at Sepura Limited
+44 (0) 1223 877 283