New technology 'will improve London bus journeys'

Every bus in London has been fitted with new technology providing information about upcoming stops, it has been confirmed.

Residents of flats to rent in Rotherhithe and across the capital will find that the iBus is a feature on all routes, Transport for London (TFL) revealed.

The system is intended to ensure Londoners are confident about travelling on unfamiliar routes, with announcements keeping them informed about where they are and what the final destination will be.

It is also expected to help improve reliability by providing operators with greater information and London mayor Boris Johnson described it as a "huge leap forward".

David Brown, managing director for surface transport at TFL David Brown added: "On-board journey information is great news for anyone with hearing or visual impairments or people travelling in an unfamiliar part of town."

TFL recently announced that a police operation designed to increase security on London buses had yielded more than 1,000 arrests.

Written by Tom Price

Published 24th April, 2009

© 2009 Estates IT Limited

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