I spotted this bus stop outside the new RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. It may have a traditional shelter and timetable frame, but also has solar powered bus stop and display frame. The next departures given in the photo as timetabled times, would change to real time countdown minutes when the bus was near enough (The Sherwood Arrow is a Stagecoach route and their buses are tracked and info available). As the screen changes as a bus approaches, the format and info on the screen can no doubt be changed from an office somewhere remotely without having to design and print a piece of paper and then drive round to post it. It was very legible and quite impressive really. I think it had an LED light above as well.
fbb will refrain from his usual beef that there are no timetables on display. For those you would need to visit Traveline or the Stagecoach web site.
And one key question. How much does this cost and thus it is really cheaper than printing and posting a sheet of paper?
And a second key question. What happens when the local youff give it a hefty biff whilst perhaps being under the alfluence of incohol.
fbb does not know how widespread these electronic "frames" are. He had certainly never seen one before!
A Splendid Stagecoach Service
An oddity occurred yesterday afternoon. At about 1620 Mrs fbb rushed in through the front door and reported that there was a 9A bus (Exeter, Seaton, Lyme Regis) parked just along the road.
As he drove towards fbb mansions he saw an elderly gentleman fall over at the edge of the street.
Said driver stopped his bus and went to help.
A chair and blankets were sourced and the ambulance called.
Well done that man!