Journey Time and Queue Monitoring- M6 Toll, England

Since going into operation December 2003, the M6 Toll has provided a solution for the most congested section of the M6, which passes through Birmingham, England’s second largest city.

Yearly use of the road has increased steadily to 60,000 vehicles per day, and although the road’s operator issues toll tags, cash and card payments at plazas remain valid and current. This creates a need to monitor and manage the queues at the two 10-lane mainline tolling stations.

Q-Free’s HI-TRAC® BLUE2, which detects anonymous BluetoothTM signals transmitted by visibly enabled devices located inside vehicles, are used to monitor the journey times of vehicles approaching the toll booths and the exit barriers after payment has been made.