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721 buses

equipped by ENGIE
in Edinburgh

Solutions

  • 2,700

    stops with real-time info

  • 425

    real-time info boards
    throughout the city

  • 1

    website

The City of Edinburgh has an efficient transport system consisting mainly of buses. Investments were made at the beginning of the 2000s to improve passenger information and adapt it to new transport uses.

When it comes to public transport In Edinburgh, buses win hands down. The municipal-owned operator Lothian Buses manages a fleet of over 700 vehicles on 70 different routes in and around the city. Thanks to the information system managed by ENGIE, users can know, in real time, when their next bus is coming.

Information from drivers to users

In 2004, ENGIE deployed the Bustracker system, a bus network management tool, on the entire Edinburgh bus network. Since then, an AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) system has been installed on all of the local operator Lothian Buses’s vehicles.

The system, which tracks the position of each vehicle in real time, is a valuable management and control tool for the operator. It is also enables them to communicate with drivers if there is a problem on the network.
The huge amount of data collected by the system soon found a new use: user information.