Tweed Heads, Queanbeyan and Wagga Wagga receive real-time bus trip information
Customers in Tweed Heads, Queanbeyan and Wagga Wagga can now plan trips using digital timetable information and make informed travel decisions with real-time updates.
Customers can now plan a trip and access service information by:
- Using the Trip Planner
- Downloading the Opal Travel app
- Sending a travel query to our Facebook Messenger bot
- Asking Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to ‘talk to Transport NSW’
- Or choosing from a range of third party transport apps available.
State-of-the-art automatic passenger counting and vehicle tracking technology is now on buses in these three regional areas, allowing customers to receive real-time information including bus location, estimated departure time at a stop and capacity status to give an indication of how many people are already on board the bus.
Customers can see how far away a bus is before they start their trip, be informed of delays or planned service changes, and parents will be able to check the progress of their child's school bus.
Tweed Heads, Queanbeyan and Wagga Wagga are the first of 14 regional cities that are included in the second phase of the Transport Connected Bus Program. Customers in Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Bomaderry-Nowra, Grafton, Griffith, Lismore, Orange, Parkes, Port Macquarie and Tamworth will have this innovative technology available to them by the end of 2021.
Phase 1 of the Transport Connected Bus Program went live in July 2020 delivering real time information for services across Bega, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour.