Swedish Company Provides Thai Bridge with Toll System

The Swedish company Kapsch TrafficCom is once again implementing a major traffic telematics project – this time in Bangkok. The company will equip the Bang Na-Bangpakong Expressway with a modern toll system. The total volume of the order is around EUR 7 million or 320 million Baht.

It is the second time this year that Kapsch TrafficCom is implementing a large order In Thailand, and the company considers this both an honour as well as a feather in the cap.

“We completed our first order in Thailand earlier this year. We equipped three of the most important city expressways in Bangkok. I am delighted that Kapsch TrafficCom has now managed to secure another prominent traffic telematics project in Thailand in the form of the Bang Na – Bangpakong Expressway. This will link seamlessly with our existing successes on the Asian market,” explains André Laux, Executive Board Member of Kapsch TrafficCom AG.

The longest girder bridge in the world
One aspect of the current project is particularly sensational: The Bang Na – Bangpakong Expressway is considered to be the longest bridge in the world. The six lanes of the 54 kilometre-long elevated roadway run at a height of around 30 metres. The span of the girder bridge construction is 44 metres, while the total surface area covers
1.9 million square metres.

Kapsch TrafficCom will work on and install the systems for the Bang Na – Bangpakong Expressway project together with Thai companies, Fatima Group and Smart Traffic Co Ltd. The companies have already worked together in a previous project – the first of several planned Electronic Tolled Systems in Thailand, which was successfully put into operation two months ago. And management is very pleased with this development:

“The fact that the Expressway & Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand continues to choose Kapsch for the expansion of toll systems underscores our expertise as well as the significant benefits that traffic telematics systems from Kapsch TrafficCom bring to conurbations,” André Laux explains.

Kapsch TrafficCom is an international supplier of superior intelligent transportation systems. Its principle business is the development and supply of electronic toll collection systems, in particular for the multi-lane free-flow of the traffic, and the technical and commercial operation of such systems. Kapsch TrafficCom also supplies traffic management systems, with a focus on road safety and traffic control, and electronic access systems and parking management. With more than 230 references in 38 countries in all 5 continents, and with almost 18 million on-board units delivered and nearly 13,000 lanes equipped, Kapsch TrafficCom has positioned itself among the leading suppliers of ETC systems worldwide. Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and representative offices in 25 countries.

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