Local passengers now have up-to-the-minute information about bus services in and around Geelong.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that real-time travel information is now available on Geelong’s bus network, making it easier for passengers to plan their journey.
Previously, passengers only had access to timetable information, meaning if there was an unexpected delay there was no way to tell the bus would be late.
The new real-time information – available through the Next 5 feature on the PTV App and website – provides up-to-date information about when the bus will come.
Passengers in the Geelong area already have access to real-time train information on screens at Geelong station, and at five other stations on the Geelong line.
In 2015, stations at Geelong, North Geelong, North Shore, Corio, Lara and Little River had real-time screens installed as part of a $5.8 million investment to provide real-time information at 33 regional stations.
The introduction of real-time bus information follows the introduction of 18 extra train services to Geelong every week in January, on top of the 200 extra services introduced in June 2015 with the opening of Labor’s $3.65 billion Regional Rail Link.
For real-time Geelong bus information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“Real time information means passengers can find out exactly when their bus will arrive, even if something unexpected has happened.”
“We’re delivering more services and better information to get people in Geelong home safer and sooner.”
Quote attributable to Member for Lara John Eren
“No more waiting at the bus stop wondering when it will arrive. With real-time information you’ll know exactly when the bus will come, making it easier to plan your day.”
Quote attributable to Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville
“We’re putting more information in the hands of passengers, so they can make an informed choice about how and when they travel.”