Customer information on buses

Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Lynne Featherstone
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


What progress has been made by TfL London Buses in enabling bus operators to manage buses and give passengers accurate real time bus information by the use of global positioning satellite technology? Lynne Featherstone .


Answer for Customer information on buses

Answer for Customer information on buses

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

Future business requirements for the current Countdown and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems have been identified following consultation with key stakeholders. TfL has also undertaken a review of the new technology which is available that would best meet these business requirements. Current trials underway include:·

- The use of GPRS/GPS systems in association with the bus operator Arriva· - Providing the current Countdown system with GPS data

Further consultation will take place with key stakeholders during January 2004.Depending on the results, TfL would expect to award a contract for the provision of a GPS system by the end of June 2004, subject to funding in 2005/6 and beyond. .