New app and new Wi-Fi hotspots in Lancaster

James Leyshon.
James Leyshon.

A new mobile app gives you live bus and train times, bin collection dates and even tells you how to adopt a pet.

The iLancaster City, Coast & Countryside app has been developed by Lancaster City Council and Lancaster University.

To promote the app and to help make the district more ‘connected’, the city council and the university are also providing free Wi-Fi access hotspots at Morecambe visitor information centre, Lancaster bus station and Williamson Park.

Coun James Leyshon, Cabinet member for digital strategy at Lancaster City Council, said: “More and more people are accessing information through their smartphones and other mobile devices and there’s nothing more frustrating than having to visit multiple websites for information.

“This new app pulls everything together in one place and makes it easier than ever to get information on the go. It has been a pleasure to work with Lancaster University on this new app.”

Dr Paul Harness, Director of Information Systems Services at Lancaster University, said: “The work is a significant contribution to our ‘Digital Lancaster’ vision, through which the University is committed to engaging with the local community.”

Go to m.lancaster.ac.uk/ccc to download it to your Apple or Android device. There is also a web version for home PCs.

Residents, visitors and organisations interested in submitting new ideas for the app can get in touch by emailing ilancaster-support@lancaster.ac.uk