Bus Tracker system in Edinburgh

Well there I was stood waiting for the Lothian Bus number 25 outside the Omni Centre. As I looked into the night sky wondering how long the next bus would be, the answer hit me. No readers it wasn’t magic but a little LCD screen going by the name of ‘Bus Tracker’. The screen said it would be here in 4 minutes; four minutes later it arrived! Here’s a picture:-

Edinburgh Bus Tracker

I’m no regular bus user and it shows: a quick search on the web says this scheme was implemented at the end of November 2004. I’m only a year late in discovering it! Anyhow the initial scheme, part of which I saw, seemed to be implemented along the Leith to Straiton bus route in November 2004. A full roll out is supposed to be by the end of this year and into next. I’m not sure how it’s progressing on other routes/stops but I’ll keep a lookout for the Bus Tracker screens in the future. The official press release (Word document) has more details.

One Response to “Bus Tracker system in Edinburgh”

  1. Bus Tracker has been around for quite some time now. It’s a great system when it works and you are using bus stops have the bus trackers that are working. Unfortunately it has been quite often going down.

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