Real Time Information – Portsmouth
Installation of new Real Time Information (RTI) kit to bus stops across Portsmouth started in March 2020. While the coronavirus outbreak has temporarily halted installation, many new units are now switched on and working.
New technology includes RTI screens at 13 interchange locations; 120 units in bus shelters, and 20 pole-mounted units at bus stops without shelters.
Real Time Information units provide live bus arrival times, while RTI screens will be installed at key interchange locations (such as Commercial Road and Cosham interchange) and display the range of destinations available by bus from that stop, to assist people with onward journeys.
In addition to RTI, QR (quick response) codes have been added to over 600 bus stops in Portsmouth which means that live bus timetable information will soon be available at every single bus stop in Portsmouth. When scanned by smart phone, QR codes show customers when their next bus is due at that particular stop, giving people more confidence when planning their journey.