Bus Services

Transport written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in how many areas real-time information is displayed at bus stops.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark PPS (Rt Hon Ed Balls, Secretary of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

In the period of the first round of Local Transport Plans, from 2001-02 to 2005-06, local transport authorities installed travel information displays in 34,271 bus stops.

The following table shows the regional breakdown for bus stops with new travel information displays installed during this period.

Region Number of new RTI bus stops
East 4,347
East midlands 1,117
North-east 5,804
North-west 18,765
South-east 1,287
South-west 539
West midlands 479
Yorkshire and Humberside 1,933

This information is not readily available prior to 2001-02, and to reduce the reporting burdens on local authorities has not been collected since 2005-06.

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