Bus Services

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th September 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of buses in (a) England and (b) the North East have next stop announcements.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The Government believes that transport should work for everyone and passengers should have the information they need to connect them with the places they want to go to.

There is currently no single source which captures data on on-board announcements. For bus operators, the decision of whether to provide audible and visible information has, to date, been a commercial one.

However, the Government has begun to collect data on the number of buses which are equipped with facilities to provide audible and visible next stop information. We will publish this data later this year as part of our annual bus statistics.

In July this year we also launched a consultation to require the provision of audible and visible information on local services in Great Britain.

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