Transport Direct bus timetables

Local authorities work in partnership with bus operators and RTI-system suppliers to produce bus timetables based on real-time information.

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The development of Real-time Information (RTI) bus systems has been going on in some areas for many years, one of the biggest examples being London buses’ countdown system, a new version of which will be rolled out over the next couple of years.

In 2002, the Department for Transport, through the Transport Direct Programme, allocated £20 million to 19 local authorities to develop bus real-time information systems. This has acted as a catalyst to further implementations and extensions, as indicated in the annual survey of bus RTI systems, which shows growth in RTI provision each year.

Published 29 June 2007