The Ryder Cup

23 September 2014

Amey is enhancing its Trunk Road Incident Support Service (TRISS) in preparation for the 40th Ryder Cup taking place at the Gleneagles Hotel, from the 23rd – 28th September 2014.

The tournament, which is one of the largest in the golfing calendar, is expected to attract approximately 52,000 visitors on each day of the competition. It is expected to have a TV audience of over 600 million viewers in over 180 countries.

For the first time in over 40 years and for only the second time in its history the Ryder Cup will be staged in Scotland, the Home of Golf.

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Transport Scotland's operating companies, Amey and Bear Scotland, will deliver an enhanced TRISS (Trunk Roads Incident Support Service), general Incident Response presence and resilience from 22nd to 29th, on many of the motorways and trunk roads vital to the Ryder Cup transport plan.
 
Supported by the team at Traffic Scotland, who provide a 24 hour service through their Operational Control Room, all partners involved will provide a steady and reliable level of service throughout the event while ensuring road users are fully informed and can rely on proficient assistance anywhere on the Network. TRISS patrols the network to proactively identify issues and offer assistance as quickly as possible. On average TRISS reaches almost all incidents within 20 minutes.

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Keith McKune, Amey’s Operating Company Representative in the South East, said:  “Both Amey South East and Traffic Scotland have a wealth of information available regarding event restrictions and have been working closely with Transport Scotland and the event organisers to make sure information and the delivery of all services provided to the public are consistent and of a high standard.”

TRISS offers invaluable support to the Scottish police by providing additional resources and management to deal with the problems created by road traffic incidents.

For further information please visit:

Ryder Cup official site: http://www.rydercup.com/europe/gettingthere

Traffic Scotland: http://trafficscotland.org/therydercup/
Visit Scotland Travel Information: www.visitscotland.com/travel
Local Information: http://www.pkc.gov.uk/rydercup

Twitter: @ScottishTrunkRoadsSE

Twitter: @trafficscotland