17 October 2014
Programme, project management and technical consultancy WYG advises SEStran on shortlisted Bus Tracking system
We have partnered with South East Scotland Transport (SEStran) to enable the successful implementation of a regional Bus Tracking system. The project is one of five short-listed for a UK Bus Award 2014 in the “Local Authority Bus Project of the Year” category.
The ambitious public transport project provides Bus tracking facilities over a large geographical area, across 8 local authorities covering 3,000 square miles from Carlisle to Dundee. It includes the major bus operators, First Scotland East and Stagecoach East Scotland, and will incorporate smaller bus operators in the future. Launched in April 2014 the system provides live information on bus times, including news of disruptions and delays, which is accessible across a network of over 500 street signs and mobile applications. The system, supplied by Ineo Systrans of Paris, also exchanges live bus data with the established City of Edinburgh Council / Lothian Buses and Traveline Scotland information systems.
Among its many benefits, it is anticipated that this system will be of particular value to users with mobility impairment and located in rural areas with infrequent stops. It will also contribute to increasing the reliability of the transport network in this region.
Stuart Maxwell, Director, WYG, comments: “We are extremely proud of our involvement in this project which has made a significant impact on the transport system in South East Scotland improving the travel experience of thousands of users. It has been a real success with BusTrackerSEStran web and mobile usage already growing to over 10,000 queries per day.”
The results of the UK Bus Awards 2014 will be announced at a ceremony in London on 18 November at the London Hilton Hotel in London.