Post by capitalomnibus on Nov 25, 2018 23:51:56 GMT
TfL have gone barmy on automated safety adverts on board buses again.
They have been setup to announce between 06:15 on 24 November and 19:59 on 10 January, and to repeat every 12 minutes.
As part of TfL’s Safety performance objective, revamped bus safety announcements will be trialled on selected routes in the Bromley and Bexley areas. Following issues identified during the first stage the trial will begin again on 17 November for an initial six week period.
The safety of our customers is our top priority, and the forthcoming trial is part of our efforts to reduce slips, trips and falls on buses. It incorporates helpful feedback from stakeholders and passengers following a bus safety announcement trial we undertook last January. Changes we will be making for this trial include less frequent announcements, which will play once every 12 minutes, based on analysis of customer journey times. The announcements will also be supported by publicity on buses and at bus stops.
The two new announcements are:
• ‘Watch your step when getting off the bus’;
• ‘Please hold the handrail when bus is moving’.
Each announcement should be allocated to the selected routes listed below:
“Watch your step when getting off the bus” – should be allocated to routes 126, 138, 162, 233, 246, 352, 358, R1, R2, R3, R4, R6, R8, R9 and R11 (Metrobus); 146, 227, 314, 336, 354, B14, R5, R7 and R10 (Stagecoach Selkent); 286, B11 and B16 (London Central); 367 (Abellio London); 428, 469, B12, B13 and B15 (Arriva London North).
“Please hold the handrail when bus is moving” - should be allocated to routes 51, 61, 96, 161, 208, 261 and 422 (Stagecoach Selkent); 89, 132/N132 and 486/N486 (London Central); 99, 160, 229, 269 401 and 492 (Arriva London North); 119/N119, 320 and 353 (Metrobus).
As part of TfL’s Safety performance objective, revamped bus safety announcements will be trialled on selected routes in the Bromley and Bexley areas. The trial initially began on 19 October however following some technical issues will restart from 17 November.
It is planned that a different set of announcements will be introduced from Friday 11 January. More details will be provided nearer the time.