Fellow Cardiff public transport users – you have my sympathies! Hopefully, the following post will mitigate your suffering.
Cardiff County Council provide a handy Google map that displays Cardiff bus departure information in real time:
From this site you can locate real-time bus departure information quickly and easily.
No more waiting around for late buses; by using GPS technology to monitor the movement of our vehicles, we can accurately predict the arrival of buses at our stops for several hours into the future.
Its cold, you should not be waiting for a bus for more than five minutes. We can help!
When you click on any of the stops, you will see a list of the next departures. What’s even more useful is you can detatch the little lists into separate windows and bookmark them, so you can keep an eye on your next bus home without having to load the map and find your stop every time. I have a few key pages bookmarked on my iPhone, which works nicely enough. A proper mobile version of this site would be extra useful.
The homepage gives you options to search by service number, stop number and postcode, so you can get the information without using the map. It’s all rather helpful and nicely done.
I notice Cardiff Bus don’t seem to link to the service, which is a shame.
My bad. Cardiff Bus do have a good links page, that I really should have seen. Thanks to the commenter below, who also points out that the map is not just for Cardiff Bus services.
[Updated 11th March 2010]
not just Cardiff Bus but all bus services in CardiffThe link from the Cardiff Bus website link is herehttp://www.cardiffbus.com/links.shtml
I was thinking about making an iPhone app using this data but don’t think there is much demand.
I got so sick of the busses that I walk now, but at the time I would have loved an app for this. You’re right though – I wouldn’t think you’d make much money from it. Sent from my xylophone