On-Bus Announcements test run on 20 buses in Wellington

Accessibility Sustainability & Technology
OBA example [MP4, 907 KB]

Screenshot of visual screen display on buses

^^ Click image or this link to watch video [MP4, 907 KB]

Working towards fully accessible journeys

Primarily, the on-bus announcement system makes public transport easier and safer for riders with disabilities and impairments. It also benefits people who are unfamiliar with public transport, anyone catching a route they don’t normally use, and visitors to the region. 

The system will announce all stops during both off-peak and peak commuter times, because riders that benefit from this system travel during all times of the day.

All stops are announced because passengers who rely on this information to travel independently could use any stop on the network, not just the major stops.

Wellington Access Radio show features On-bus announcements

Hear more about the work of Somar Digital the developers, and Metlink and get a sneak peek as to what the announcements will sound like.

No Labels - April episode(external link)