First Bus releases new travel app

9 May 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

National bus operator, First Bus, is releasing a new travel information app to include multi-modal travel information and a door-to-door journey planner in a bid to make it easier for people to catch the bus.


The updated First Bus Travel Information app will be easy for users to navigate with their most frequently used information available and key features will include:

  • Multi-modal door-to-door journey planning covering all modes (i.e. bus, rail and tram) and all operators across the UK
  • Mapping progress along a bus route towards a user’s destination on Google Maps
  • Users favourite bus stops
  • Bus stops nearby within a set walking radius (this can be set to 5, 10 or 15 minutes)
  • Walking directions to the required bus stop
  • Save favourite journeys made and destinations travelled to
  • Travel Service Alerts.

“We’re thrilled to be launching this update to our Travel Information app,” said James Timperley, Director of Retail Development at First Bus. “Our aim is to make it easier for customers to catch the bus and we believe this update to our app helps to remove some of the key barriers our customers face when trying to use our services.

“Our aim is to make it easier for customers to catch the bus”

“We have worked with The App Business, Transport API and Google to develop the new version of the Travel Information app and in doing this we have been able to utilise their knowledge of transport data to ensure that we have an accurate, easy to use and reliable app for our customers.”

First Bus currently has two apps available for customers and will be making improvements to its mobile offering over the course of this year.

“The release of the new First Bus app is the latest output in a long-running collaboration we are very proud of at The App Business,” added David Tuck, Commercial Director at The App Business. “It’s a transformative piece of work; not only for customers, who will be able to plan their journeys and travel more easily across the UK on multiple modes of transport, but also for what it means for First Group’s mobile offering across the board.”

The First Bus Travel Information app is available to download now.

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