Timespace seat indicator trial extended
A trial of Timespace Technology’s upper deck seat indicator technology in London has been extended. Following a successful assessment on a route 141 bus last year, TfL has expanded the trial to a whole route. The equipment is now being used on service 59 between Kings Cross St Pancras and Streatham Hill (Telford Avenue) via Euston, Russell Square, Holborn, Waterloo, Oval and Brixton. The equipment analyses information from the onboard CCTV system and displays seat availability on the upper deck on a screen at the base of the stairs. It is aimed at increasing utilisation of the whole bus and to make passengers journeys more comfortable by encouraging them to go upstairs, rather than standing on the lower deck.