Real-time trip updates and digital timetables for Armidale, Bathurst and Port Macquarie
Armidale, Bathurst and Port Macquarie bus customers can now plan bus trips and make better-informed travel decisions using digital timetable information and real-time updates.
Customers can plan a bus trip by:
- Using the Trip Planner or see our other digital tools to help you plan your trip
- 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.
Customers can now receive real-time information including bus location, estimated arrival time at a stop and occupancy status giving an indication of how many people are already on board the bus, thanks to state-of-the-art automatic passenger counting and vehicle tracking technology.
The technology shares information on how full services are, and about any delays or planned service changes in real-time. Customers can see how far away a bus is before they start their trip, and parents will be able to check the progress of their child's school bus.
Armidale, Bathurst and Port Macquarie joins Bega, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Forbes, Grafton, Parkes, Queanbeyan, Tweed Heads and Wagga Wagga in receiving digital timetables and real-time information, allowing customers to plan trips using digital tools and apps.
This innovative technology will also be rolled out for bus customers in Albury, Greater Nowra, Orange, and Tamworth by mid-2022.