One of the most important ways we are working to keep the city moving is through providing accurate real time information. Each bus and tram in the city is fitted with a GPS tracker, which relays its whereabouts to our network of 1,800 electronic signs across the city.
Real time information removes the uncertainty when waiting at a bus or tram stop – not knowing if you’ve just missed the tram, if the bus is running late etc. accurate live information helps you to make informed decisions about your journey.
In 2020, the Council was successful in obtaining funding from the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund – £4m of which was allocated to improving the real time information network. Our goal is to use this funding for two projects, which will update and upgrade the real time network for the benefit of our citizens and visitors for years to come. Read more about the real time projects here.