Real time information in your pocket

A QR code at a bus stop pagoda

Real time information in your pocket

Never miss the bus again with live bus departures on your phone. A trial in the city centre will use QR codes at bus stops to allow you to access real time information wherever you are in the city. Simply scan a QR code when you get off the bus and receive live info for your stop to help plan your journey home.

The trial running in partnership with real time technology company Journeo will introduce QR codes at two bus stops on Carrington Street – stops S4 and S7, outside Nottingham Station. These stops cover 13 services heading towards the south of the city.

The QR codes will allow you to receive up to date information on buses at the two bus stops directly to your phone. This means that you can take the bus departure times with you, wherever you go.

Nottingham is already leading the way with real time information with displays at over 1,000 stops across the city. All of the displays in the city centre and on the main routes into the city have recently received an upgrade funded by the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities program. This trial will take it one-step further, allowing bus users to access the departure information while out and about.

Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and Parks, Councillor Audra Wynter, said: “This trial is part of Nottingham City Council’s ambition to make public transport smarter, easier and more reliable. Real time information, bespoke to your bus stop will help planning your journey home easier, and allow people to make the most out of their time in the city.”

Illustration of how to scan the QR code at bus stops and what will show on your phone on the live departures webpage

More information

The QR codes will be housed in the timetable cases, where you will find the printed timetables for your service. The services that operate from these stops are:

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 90
  • cotgrave
  • keyworth
  • mainline
  • rushcliffe villager
  • skylink
  • W1