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TOPAS 2500 Controller Specifications (a one day course)


This course is intended to provide delegates with an appreciation and understanding of the TOPAS specification TR2500 (formerly TR2210A/MCE0141) for microprocessor traffic controllers. Delegates will be given an introduction to the specification followed by an in depth examination of the appendices including a brief revision of related topics such as VA, CLF, UTC and MOVA. Delegates will also be introduced to Controller Change Logic (Boolean) and through a series of tutored workshops will prepare logic change diagrams and complete a controller specification using the MCH1827d spreadsheet. The course will benefit those involved in the detailed specification of traffic controllers and those wishing to know more about the current specification and the facilities available.


Prior to attending the course, Delegates should have a good understanding of traffic signal terminology and practice.


All JCT courses are “Approved” or are pending “Approval” by the Institute of Highway Engineers and attendance is therefore recognised by the IHE and many other bodies as evidence of Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Courses are managed under a ISO9001 Quality Management System.

Course content

  • History of TR2500
  • The specification in detail + (brief revision of VA, CLF, SCOOT & MOVA)
  • Controller Change Logic + (Practical Workshop)
  • The Controller specification forms including:
    • Phases/Stages
    • Intergreens
    • Prohibited changes
    • Cableless Linking Facility
    • Urban Traffic Control & MOVA interface
    • Master Time Clock
    • Lamp monitoring
    • Priority and Hurry Calls
    • Extend All Red
    • Speed detection
    • Detection
    • Pelican linking
    • Special Conditioning
  • MCH1827d spreadsheet + (Practical Workshop)

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