A new bus information system is currently being trialled in Dublin Centre. Once tested and live it will be spread out to the suburbs. However only 13 locations are being considered for North Wicklow, way below the percentage of population in the area. ‘We seem to get ignored in Regional Initiatives and it is essential that we get more of these displays’.
These signs show the next 4 busses arriving at the bus stop and the time to arrival, similar to DART stations. They are useful especially further out where busses are less frequent and passengers wonder if it is coming. They are planned at Greystones DART Station, Blacklion, 8 places in Bray and one in each of Enniskerry and Blessington. ‘I am demanding signs be put up in Charlesland and Kilcoole, both large population centres. Also priority should be given to Eden Gate, Mill Road, Delgany and Newcastle’.
The test version can be seen on www.rtpi.ie and when live will be available on mobile phones as well as the display signs