‘I’ll wait for the next one’: Online Capacity Checker allows Gedling passengers to see how full their bus will be before boarding

 ‘I’ll wait for the next one’: Online Capacity Checker allows Gedling passengers to see how full their bus will be before boarding
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Nottingham City Transport has unveiled a new online feature allowing passengers in Gedling borough to see how busy their bus will be before boarding,

Available now on the NCT website – and coming soon to the NCTX Buses app – clicking on a bus icon on the map brings up additional information about the bus including its capacity and features of the bus (e.g. Wi-Fi, USB chargers).

The capacity information is initially being collected from customers, who are being encouraged to help each other, with those on the bus updating the capacity details in real time so those who are looking to travel can see how quiet or busy the bus may be.

In future updates, the bus firm said information will be provided using historic and real-time passenger counting data from the ticket machine.

How it works…

For those on the bus already….

Go to the Nottingham City Transport website and find your bus on the map.

You can access the map by clicking on ‘Routes & Timetables’ and then your service.

If you have Favourites saved, you can access the map through a departure board by clicking on a journey where the live counter is.

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Click on the bus route number and the additional information will show.

If no-one has previously shared capacity information for this journey, the information will show ‘unknown’ and this is where you can help other customers by telling them how busy the bus is.

Update the information by clicking on ‘Let other passengers know‘ and select the option which best describes the number of people on the bus.

You can change this information as the bus gets busier or quieter along its journey, by selecting Improve this information.

For those planning to travel…

Firstly, find your bus on the map.

You can access the map by clicking on Routes & Timetables and then your service.

If you have Favourites saved, you can access the map through a departure board by clicking on a journey where the live counter is.

Click on the bus route number and the additional information will show. This bus has been set by your fellow customers to have moderate capacity.

You can change this information as the bus gets busier or quieter along its journey, by selecting Improve this information.

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