Over the summer of 2013, Viborg Bus Station has been renovated so that it now looks like one of the most modern stations that includes real-time systems in all buses, a lane management system for prioritizing buses at the station, LED platform displays, information screens for passengers, station call-outs as well as a modern solution for the blind and partially sighted that reads information aloud.
All buses arriving at the station have been fitted with real-time systems. Passengers can therefore remain constantly informed regarding bus arrivals and departures and any delays, either at the station or via mobile apps.
Many of the buses, including Viborg City buses, are also fitted with information displays that show the transfer possibilities to other buses and trains before arriving at the station.
Passengers are thus directed to other buses and trains before arriving at the station.
With the implementation of a lane management system, Viborg Bus Station has gained improved utilization of the limited space, where several buses share the bus platforms.
Each bus platform accommodates three buses, and the system controls the buses’ sequence at each bus platform and ensures that the buses that are to leave first always remain in the front.
The drivers now have a small driver terminal where they choose which route/tour they are driving. Naturally, the system knows all the timetables, and using GPS it constantly calculates estimates of arrivals and departures for bus stops. The information is transmitted so that waiting passengers can see the arrivals / departures and delays on information screens and mobile apps.
The device provides drivers with new possibilities to assist passengers with departure times and bus transfers.
Platform displays containing the latest colour LED technology ensure very dynamic information about upcoming departures and arrivals. The displays can also display information about weather, changes in schedules and campaigns for the municipality and transport company.
A completely new solution at the station allows passengers to have arrivals and departures read out loud, as well as order a callout to a bus. The reading is performed using speech synthesis and is of course dynamic, whereby it takes into account delays, etc.
The supplier of technical systems is Adibus A/S, Brovej 20A, 8800 Viborg. Contact Henrik Eriksen at (+45) 41 10 75 75 for more info.
“For many years, we have had a compact bus station where the buses were prioritised to each platform upon arrival. With the renovation of the bus station, we have ensured improved passenger information in the form of real-time information about the buses’ arrivals and departures"
Thorkild Vestergaard, Civil Engineer, Viborg Municipality
"Passengers increasingly want information about their buses, and with the implementation of a complete real-time system, we have provided the possibility for an even better travel experience. We now have more than 150 buses in Midttrafik that make this information available and ensure better service to our passengers"
Anders Winkler Rasmussen, Midttrafik
“As drivers, we have received an important tool to provide optimal service to our customers every day. The driver terminal constantly provides us with driving information with electronic timetables. Today, the system would be difficult to do without"
Brian Rasmussen, Driver, Hans Biler