Macquarie Park bus customers will soon get real-time service updates and alerts with high-tech, electronic bus stop displays to be rolled out during the temporary shutdown of the railway between Epping and Chatswood.
In total, 15 of the sleek, slim displays will feature at all bus stops for Station Link, high-frequency services that will run while the existing rail line is upgraded in preparation for Sydney Metro Northwest.
The turn-up-and-go Station Link service is an ideal fit for the electronic displays, making it easier for commuters to navigate the bus network at a crucial time.
These innovative displays allow Transport for NSW to keep customers informed about the expected arrival time of the next service, as well as incident alert messaging for disruptions like road closures, or unplanned disruption like a traffic incident affecting the broader network.
Information used in the innovative signage comes from real-time bus data, populated by on-board GPS on each bus.
The kindle-like passenger information displays have already been trialled at two busy city bus stops at Town Hall and the QVB, and will be installed at the airport in September to benefit passengers on Sydney’s most popular bus route – route 400.
The compact digital screens are a sustainable, solar powered and innovative solution to a previously paper based communication channel.
The infrastructure is patented by home grown Western Sydney tech outfit Mercury Innovation, a design and engineering company producing world leading outdoor e-paper digital signage solutions.
Their inventive technology is currently deployed in over 10 countries with some of the world’s leading transport agencies trialling the technology.
Read more on the e-paper bus display technology in the MySydneyCBD newsroom.