Smart city tech set to transform transport in Hull

Hull City Council New Interchange

Smart city technology is making life easier for public transport users in the Paragon Interchange in Hull.

Internet of things solution provider and disruptive technology company Connexin is behind the project, which has seen smart city digital screen installed across the interchange.

There are 42 LCD 22in display screens installed at the bus stands, while seven 49in screens cover the concourse. They display journey planning information for all bus services departing from the interchange, including real-time updates on bus arrival and departure times.

“By putting in place these new systems and infrastructure we can better manage and process live data between the buses and interchange allowing passengers to be better informed to help them plan their journeys,” says Connexin Chief Technical Officer Will Kebbell. “With contingency systems also in place, passengers can rest assured that the screens will continue to run and display information, reducing disruptions and confusion around bus services during any unforeseen circumstances.”

Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, says the additions are helping to action recommendations made in the recently published National Bus Strategy for England. “We’re delighted to see new screens installed at Hull Interchange showing service arrival and departure information in real time, which will make using the bus more convenient for our customers,” he says. “Over the coming months we’ll be working hard with Hull City Council to make sure that sustainable travel is at the heart of plans to re-establish Hull’s economy following the pandemic.”