New technology includes Real Time Information (RTI) screens at 12 interchange locations; 120 units in bus shelters, and 20 pole-mounted units at bus stops without shelters.
RTI units provide live bus arrival times, while RTI screens will be installed at key interchange locations (such as Commercial Road and Cosham interchange) and display the range of destinations available by bus from that stop, to assist people with onward journeys.
The new pole-mounted and bus-shelter units have screen reader technology installed which, when activated, announces bus arrival times. Pole-mounted units work with a push-button, while RTI units in shelters work with a special audio fob, which is available to residents from Portsmouth City Council.
In addition to RTI, QR (quick response) codes have been added to over 600 bus stops in Portsmouth which means that live bus timetable information will soon be available at every single bus stop in Portsmouth. When scanned by smart phone, QR codes show customers when their next bus is due at that particular stop, giving people more confidence when planning their journey.