Scheduled departures at your fingertips...
(15th February 2011)
Hertfordshire County Council is the first council in the south east to introduce Quick Response (QR) codes - an innovative new system that allows public transport users to get travel information directly to their mobile phones.
By scanning the QR code for a particular stop, you are now able to get scheduled departure information from any chosen stop in Hertfordshire either on your computer or on your mobile (a mobile needs to have internet access and a camera to use this service).
A 'Departures' page is now available on the Intalink website - www.intalink.org.uk - and on all the county’s electronic (ePIP) kiosks. The software allows users to find any stop in Hertfordshire and once found, allows them to scan the QR Code displayed using a free QR Code Reader which can be downloaded from your App Store or by searching for 'QR Code Reader' on a mobile’s internet browser. Once the reader has been downloaded it can simply be opened and used to scan the code. Users will then receive or be directed to the information.
Stuart Pile, Executive Member for Highways and Transport commented “As well as being a quick and easy way to find out travel information from home or on the move, the real benefit of this new software is that it allows us to deliver information at locations where an electronic departures screen would never be placed so that even rural communities can benefit from scheduled information."
Later this year the service will be further enhanced with the introduction of real-time information which delivers up-to-the-minute information about departures to mobile phones, the Intalink website, ePIPs and departure screens.
To access the service simply visit www.intalink.org.uk and click on ‘Departures’ or alternatively scan the QR Code in the attached document.
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