Visit to Highways England North West Control Centre
Last Wednesday evening, 20 members of the Bikemarshals Team paid a visit to the M6 Control Centre near Haydock. One of our guys, Gary Reece is a Highways England Patrol Officer/Trainer and kindly gave a fascinating presentation about the work of the Service keeping the motorway network running as safe as possible. He also gave us some advice about safety on the motorway and what to do in case of breakdown or accident.
We then went downstairs into the massive control room when staff were on on hand to explain about all the technology employed to operate the motorway network which is shared with the North West Motorway Police Group.
It was an enjoyable visit and we are grateful to Highways England and of course Gary for facilitating the visit