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Bus Users to Benefit from more Reliable Information
Friday 21 December 2012
Essex County Council is pleased to announce that bus users in Greater Essex will receive more reliable bus information from next year, thanks to the use of advanced technology.
From June 2013, the Real Time Passenger Information System i.e. electronic signs at bus stop which provide timetable information, will have been upgraded to offer;
Higher quality, more reliable information based on the exact position of each bus
Predictions of the likely arrival time
The ability to view live data through web applications
Access to information directly from mobile phones
Access to audible announcement facilities at on street displays
The introduction of the new system will save £3.568m over 2012/13 to 2023/24
Prior to the upgrade the current system will need to be removed and from 22 December 2012 and, displays will no longer show bus timetable departure information. The new system to be installed during April and May 2013.
Passengers can still easily access timetable information through
Contacting Traveline for a journey planning service as well as on 0871 200 22 33 or by visiting www.traveline.info.
Texting the bus stops unique code to 84268 to receive a text message with the next four departure
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact @Essex_pt on twitter.