130 traffic signal systems with approximately 1700 traffic lights have already been replaced.
"The schedule is relatively tight - but we'll manage it!"
It is 10 p.m. and there is still heavy traffic on Wasserwerkstrasse before the Milchbuck tunnel. The traffic junction is very busy. At the intersection in front of the two tunnel tubes, vehicles get in line to travel towards the city centre and the main train station, towards the airport and also out of the city towards Winterthur. Several traffic controllers ensure the safety of road users and the cablex technicians during the night, because during the work the traffic signals and lights are out of operation.
As soon as the work starts at night, a big hourglass seems to be running. Project manager Stefan Kümin calls his team together once more before starting work. The schedule and assignment of duties are discussed one last time and then the work starts. The installation team of the Traffic Technology unit only has a few hours to replace the traffic light system. Everything has to be ready at 3.30 am. When rush hour starts in the morning, the old parts of the system will have to have been dismantled and the new system ready for handling traffic after being tested. To ensure this tight schedule can be complied with, the planning must be precise. This requires good preparation and a clear assignment of duties.
We asked Stefan Kümin what lessons he can draw so far from the first major project for the Traffic Technology unit.
Quote Daniel Bärtsch, Yunex Traffic.
"The weekly replacement of the light signal systems demanded clear planning and consistent implementation. I am delighted that we also have cablex as a reliable partner in this project, which embodies the same quality standards as Yunex Traffic. The replacement of the light signal system at busy junctions in the centre of Zurich is a real challenge that Yunex Traffic masters with the support of cablex, and for which the team also receives positive feedback regularly from the end customer, the DAV of the city of Zurich."
Giulio Panzera, Head of Sales Infrastructure, is proud of the expertise of the Traffic Technology unit and the trusting cooperation with Yunex Traffic:
"Our traffic technology specialists have successfully replaced 130 traffic signal systems in the centre of Zurich on schedule over the last three years. We can rely on an experienced, highly qualified team in the traffic technology segment. In this way, we can meet the high quality standards and deadline expectations of Yunex Traffic thanks to precise planning and preparation as well as the perfectly organised deployment of our skilled workers."