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West Yorkshire’s ‘Top Of The Stops’ revealed as real-time scans pass 1.5 million

6 August 2018

People have now scanned QR Codes and NFC tags at West Yorkshire’s bus stops over 1.5 million times to access real time departure information.

And with 98 scans, Royal Park Road at Brudenell Mount in Leeds’ Hyde Park area is this week’s “Top Of The Stops”, a position it has held for the past six months.

Unique

Each of West Yorkshire’s 14,000 bus stops and shelters is fitted with a unique QR code and NFC tag, located at the bottom, left-hand corner of the timetable case. When scanned with a smartphone, they provide real-time information showing how many minutes away the next buses are, specifically for that stop.

Districts' top stops

In 2017, the Top of the Stops for QR scans for each West Yorkshire district were:

  • Bradford - Thornton Road, At Agar Street, Bradford (Stop No. 45023163)
    1,401 scans

  • Calderdale - Illingworth Road, opposite Alder Grove, Halifax (Stop No. 45017931)

  • Kirklees - Spen Lane, At Nibshaw Road, Gomersal (Stop No. 45014074)
    1,568 scans

  • Leeds - The Headrow, East Parade (Stop No. 45029167)
    2,089 scans

  • Wakefield - Aire Street, Castleford (Stop No. 45018662)
    1,061 scans

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee, said: “People in West Yorkshire use buses to make over 180 million journeys each year and we aim to make those journeys, which connect people with jobs, training and education opportunities, as well as services, family and friends, as convenient as possible.

“Passengers have told us that having access to real-time information makes them more likely to use the bus so providing quick QR and NFC links from each stop, which have now been used over 1.5 million times, can only help that process. Particularly for people at Brudenell Mount.”

Yournextbus

People are using yournextbus, the Combined Authority’s real-time bus departures information service over 4.6 million time per month. Yournextbus provides a countdown to the next arrivals for stops throughout West, North and South Yorkshire and York, is available through smartphones, tablets and desktops.

Also, the 1,000 real-time screens currently located West Yorkshire stops are being upgraded and an additional 1,000 are being added in Leeds.

The Royal Park Road bus stop (stop number 45011433) is served by the 56 bus, between Moor Grange and Whinmoor via the city centre, which calls at the stop every 10 minutes.

Find out more, including a short video, about using QR codes and NFC tags at West Yorkshire bus stops.

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