Plans go in for real-time bus information board at Lancaster Railway Station

FirstGroup PLC has applied for planning permission to install a Real Time Bus Information display at the bottom of the stairs that serve platform 3.

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 7:00 am

In a planning statement, Avanti West Coast said: "Under the current terms of the Avanti West Coast franchise, there are a wide range of 'committed obligations' that relate to tangible improvements and enhancements to stations, car parks and other vital aspects associated with the journey experience.

"A number of these 'committed obligations' relate to the deployment of technology themed customer information solutions that help provide real-time journey information to support the end-to-end travel needs of passengers.

"Avanti West Coast stations are generally large regional hub stations that serve passengers from other train operators and networks including those seeking onward journey services by bus.

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An artist's impression of the proposed location of the bus information board.

"To facilitate and promote multi-modal travel, Avanti West Coast have committed to provide Real-TimeBus-Information (RTBI) displays at 12 of their stations."

It added: "The main design principle is an installation of a Real Time Bus Information (RTBI) display for Avanti West Coast in the area that used to have a ticket machine situated in this space, which has been removed.

"This is a new installation to serve passengers from Avanti West Coast Trains and other Train Operators seeking onward journey services by bus that requires to be located on the route from the Railway station to the local Bus Stops."