Interactive information and smart ticketing iPoint for Weston-super-Mare

18 March 2016  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Weston-super-Mare bus and rail customers can now make use of a new information and smart ticketing iPoint to travel across North Somerset and the wider region.

Interactive information and smart ticketing iPoint for Weston-super-Mare

North Somerset Council has worked alongside Region Services Ltd (RSL) and 21st Century, a transport information systems specialist, to create the first iPoint for the West of England region.

iPoint gives users the chance to buy paper and smart card bus tickets and top-up their smart cards

The iPoint gives users the chance to buy paper and smart card bus tickets, top-up their smart cards, plan their journeys across the region and even browse news and events pages on the touch-screen system. It is the first of its kind in the UK to offer all of these functions.

Bus and rail departure screens provide public transport users with live information to help plan their journeys, with a Twitter feed providing live transport updates from across North Somerset and the wider region.

The iPoint will also have a map of the town centre detailing the location of bus stops and the railway station, as well as other places of interest and local attractions.

Brian Allen, RSL’s iPoint Project Manager said: “The creation of a completely new kind of ticket vending machine for North Somerset, to be placed in such a prominent position, has been a really exciting journey for all of us at RSL and 21st Century. North Somerset Council have clearly recognised the benefits in giving passengers an easy method to pay for their bus travel and plan multi-modal onward connections, and we were delighted to help them deliver it. We are confident that the intuitive user interface will encourage the people of Weston-super-Mare to begin taking advantage of the amazing facilities North Somerset is providing”.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset Council’s deputy leader and executive member responsible for transport, said: “I am pleased that North Somerset residents will be able to enjoy using the first iPoint in the region. This exciting development will help boost the number of people travelling by public transport as well as being an attractive information point for residents and tourists alike”.

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2 responses to “Interactive information and smart ticketing iPoint for Weston-super-Mare”

  1. Joe Vicente says:

    Great idea to encourage people to use public transportation!

  2. In Mexico, as a consultant for Public Transport, we are encouraging the people exactly the same to use de public transportation, mainly because Mexico City is one of the most contamineted cities of the world.

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