Last update: 15/03/2004 16:08:59
The objective of this project is to trial the use of audible announcements on one bus route and to assess whether benefits are achieved.
The project will test an audible and visual system, fitted to all vehicles on one specific route, to inform passengers of vehicle location and stopping points. It will establish passenger reactions to the system using before and after surveys, and identify whether there have been any changes in bus usage and patronage.
Arriva Yorkshire Ltd
24 Barnsley Road, Wakefield, Wakefield, WF1 5JX
Cost to the Department: £72,500.00
Actual start date: 13 July 2000
Actual completion date: 28 February 2003
The Announce System Monitoring Report
Author: West Yorkshire PTE
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/transportforyou/access/buses/pubs/research/as/theannouncesystemmakingbustravelaccessibleforall
Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.