Dundee bus stops go digital11/07/13
TRAVELLERS on Dundee’s bus network are now only a few clicks away from constantly updated real time information about the next service.
A rolling introduction of “QR code” technology at bus stops across the city is almost complete and Will Dawson, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee has been out and about testing the tech.
He said: “These days almost all of us have a mobile device and if you use it to download a QR reader app you can get instant access to real time information on the next departures from the bus stop you are standing at.
“We have created a QR code using the unique reference number which relates to every bus stop/bus shelter shown on www.dundeetravelinfo.com together with the unique identifier of the stop’s location.”
The first QR codes appeared on timetables which were updated for service changes in May and following further service changes at the end of last month, the majority of timetables in Dundee now show each stop’s unique code.
Dundee City Council has invested more than £3000 in the new technology after passengers identified information about the next bus as one of their top priorities when using the city’s network.
Similar digital delivery of real time travel information has already proved popular in Edinburgh, the only other city in Scotland to use the scheme.
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