Residents will be aware of works that have been on-going at various locations around our area, for the installation of real-time bus information. This new service features electronic bus-stop signs which tell passengers when their bus is due to arrive, and approximately 70 of these signs are being installed in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council area.

passenger-information-display-dublin-bus1The new signs are designed to provide bus-users with up-to-the-minute information on when the next bus is due at that stop. Signs will be placed at the busiest stops, on QBCs or close to other transport connections and major shopping or public areas.

The new service involves tracking the buses, feeding the arrival times into the signs which count down the minutes until the bus arrives. The information is updated every 30 seconds, depending on where the bus is along its route.

The website www.rtpi.ie shows you when the next buses leave your chosen stop so you can check when your bus is due without even leaving your house. This site also shows you when the bus is leaving a stop irrespective of whether a RTPI sign is to be located there are not.

This web- and text-based service will continue to be developed to provide bus arrival information and its full launch later this year, when the all new signs are established and operational. You can give the project team feedback through their website by clicking here.

This is the first phase of a project that will see a total of 500 signs come on stream in the greater Dublin area. The roll-out of bus RTPI signage is being managed by Dublin City Council on behalf of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and funded by the National Transport Authority.

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