‘Busy Bus’ App to Help With Journey Planning

Stagecoach Greater Manchester introduces new app to ensure safe social distancing

  • Data and artificial intelligence to help with social distancing;
  • Traffic light indicator enables passengers to consider alternative, quieter routes.

The Stagecoach Group is launching a new smartphone “Busy Bus” indicator app. This will help customers plan their journeys as service frequencies increase across the country.

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Moovit’s $50 Million Expansion Plans

New deal permits expansion of smartphone app

M-Travel Dennis Dart SLF, MX56 HYR, Oldham bus station
As well as the Lees Circular, future versions of Moovit will cover driverless transport. By 2021, ‘The Wikipedia of Transit’ aims to have more than a billion global users.

It has been a long time since we’ve heard from our friends at Moovit. This week they have announced a new deal that will cover the future expansion of their app.

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Moovit’s Election Pledge: To Get You To The Polling Station in Good Time

Strong and stable journey planning app aims to get the many, and the few, towards their nearest polling station

With the General Election just over a week away, Moovit are playing their part in boosting turnout. Thanks to a partnership with Democracy Club, Moovit is helping to do just that on the 08 June, by adding polling station locations to its app.

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Moovit’s Big Bang Update

Moovit 5.0 sees radical change in design

Two REAL trains
Improved Features: though the latest changes wouldn’t offer you any insurance against Pacer units on the Rose Hill Marple service, there are marked improvements to the apps aesthetics and heuristics. Image by Mikey, 2012 (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).

Moovit 5.0 has been given a complete redesign. Its recent developments have been based on fully understanding its users and their needs. These have been from primary research and user input over the four years since the app’s existence. The new version restructures the incredible amount of data transport available so that users get the information they need at a glance.

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Moovit Amasses 40 Million Users

Plus 2.2 million satisfied users in the United Kingdom

Stagecoach Manchester, Optare Solo PO56 RNY, Stalybridge
2.2 million UK users can’t be wrong: not only is it good for the 340 seen in Stalybridge, it is also good for trains and trams.

Almost eighteen months ago, we learned about this exciting new transport app called Moovit. Since then, it has amassed 40 million users worldwide, 2.2 million of which in Britain.
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Moovit 4.10’s Accessible Features

New features introduced for visually impaired public transport users

Dennis Trident Stagecoach Manchester V363 OWC, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station
Dennis Trident V363 OWC seen loading at Ashton-under-Lyne bus station on the 347 service to Haughton Green.

The continued development of leading transport app, Moovit, has taken another leap forward this week. Its latest update sees the inclusion of tools for visually impaired bus, rail, tube and tram users. Continue reading “Moovit 4.10’s Accessible Features”

Moovit Makes a Million

UK version of transport app passes one million mark

Enviro200 Stagecoach Manchester HH56 BLU, Oldham
From Denshaw to Droylsden, and Mosborough to Stocksbridge: Moovit becomes the travel planning tool of choice for many of Britain’s bus, train and tram users. Seen approaching Oldham bus station is Stagecoach Manchester’s 407 service to Denshaw via Watersheddings and Pennine Meadows estate.

Insert your bunching based bus cliché here! Here’s another post about East of the M60‘s favourite transport planning tool within two days of the previous one.

This week saw Moovit pass the million mark in Britain. Just to recap, the state-of-the-art travel planning app enables bus, train and tram users to get from A to B quickly.

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Moovit Consigns Bus Queues to History

Latest update offers real time bus tracking

Optare Solo First Greater Manchester MX54 GZD, Oldham Bus Station
Now you can track the movements of every First Greater Manchester bus in real time. Great for knowing when to leave the pub.

The continued development of Moovit has intrigued East of the M60 and its readers over the last six months. Its latest addition is set to raise a cheer for smartphone or tablet owning bus users in Greater Manchester.

This morning, Moovit has announced that queuing for a bus in the city is now a thing of the past as real time information about First Greater Manchester buses is now available via its smart public transport app. From today Moovit enables travellers in Central Manchester, Bolton, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, Salford and Tameside to track the progress of their buses live from the convenience of their smartphones or watches.

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The Power of Moovit To Your Wrist!

Moovit 4.0 spawns Apple Watch and iOS versions

Enviro400 Stagecoach Manchester, MX08 GNU, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station
Thanks to the Apple Watch and Moovit you can check the times of your next 346 as well as this fellow waiting in the wings. Please note that Stagecoach Manchester journeys of this route on Monday to Saturday daytimes are 08, 28 and 48 hours from Ashton, and 05, 25, 45 hours from Hyde.


Moovit, the smartphone app designed for all UK cities which allows public transport users to make sound connections has gone a step further. From today, like James Bond would be able to do, you can chart the progress of your 346 from your Apple Watch. Supposing Sean/Roger/Pierce/Daniel only had an iPhone, they can enjoy Moovit 4.0 on their device.

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Moovit Goes to the Polls: Special Upgrade for 07 May

Intelligent public transport app gets voters to their nearest polling stations in time

Dukinfield Library, Concord Way, Dukinfield
Voting in the Dukinfield Ward? The 346 bus is every 10 minutes from Ashton-under-Lyne to Hyde for Dukinfield Library. Alight at Morrisons or Jeffreys Drive (both First Greater Manchester and Stagecoach Manchester up to 1920; former till well past the polling station’s closing time at 2200, though hourly after 1930).

Manchester, 1830 hours: best hot foot it out from work as meeting overran. Realised that I forgot to vote this morning and on doing so, could have got the 221 from Boyd’s Walk after calling in the library. In a right pickle now there’s no buses after 1812 from Piccadilly Gardens to The Albion Hotel. Then I check my smartphone: I find a sound connection with the tram from Piccadilly Gardens to Ashton-under-Lyne. It connects with MCT Travel’s 1925 journey to Dukinfield on the 41. Yours truly is chuffed: two ballot papers and a pint of Robbies’ finest afterwards. Triple yay! Continue reading “Moovit Goes to the Polls: Special Upgrade for 07 May”