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A further 69 bus routes now returning real-time information

Added: 30 October 2015

Update 2 November 2015:

Following the release on 30 October, 12 bus route have been disabled for further testing. They are: 800, 802, 811,812, 813, 821, 824, 844, 845, 850, 857 and 861.

A further 69 bus routes now returning real-time information

The roll out of real-time bus information across the network continues with a further 69 routes being added in October.

The latest routes to be added are:

  • 631, 663, 664, 670, 671 ,672, 673, 675 ,676, 677, 679, 680, 691, 693.
  • 705, 708, 709, 770, 771, 772, 773, 774, 775, 776, 777, 778, 779, 780, 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, 786, 787, 788.
  • 800, 802, 804, 811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 821, 822, 823, 824, 825, 828, 832, 833, 843, 844, 845, 848, 849, 850, 857, 858, 861, 862, 885, 886.
  • 966, 968, 970, 980, 981 (NightRider buses)

This information will be available via Next 5 on the PTV website and in the latest version of the popular PTV mobile app which includes real-time information for trams, buses and disruption information.

In the PTV mobile apps, real-time information can be accessed via Next 5 and is shown as a countdown timer in minutes, instead of a clock time.

With this latest release there are now 153 bus routes returning information, almost doubling the previous total.

Real-time information is providing huge benefits to customers using bus services, enabling them to better plan their journey on the network. It is also enhancing operational management capabilities for PTV and bus operators.

The phased roll out of real-time bus information is progressing and more real-time bus information will continue to be made available in the future.

For further information on this project, see Bus tracking system and real time bus data.