Notification

Over 200 bus routes now returning real-time information

Added: 2 December 2015

Customers are the winners as another 83 bus routes begin to return real time information across our network.

The latest routes to be added are:

  • 401, 402, 404, 420, 427, 428, 431, 432, 453, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 462, 471, 472, 475, 476.
  • 501, 504, 505, 508, 510, 512, 513, 517, 518, 520, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 536, 537, 538, 540, 541, 542, 544, 546, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 561, 562, 564, 565, 566, 567, 569, 570, 572, 573, 575, 577, 578, 579, 580, 582.
  • 609, 683, 684, 685, 686, 687.
  • N942, N943, N944, N954, N956, N958, N961 and N965. (N signifies 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 236 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.

To see all the bus routes now returning real time information, see Bus tracking system and real time bus data.