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Dundee Talking Bus Shelters

Editor's Note: The following article is reprinted by permission of the Evening Telegraph & Post, Scotland, October 17, 2005.

A new system to provide sight-impaired people with information about bus services in Dundee was launched today. Audio units, activated by Dundee Discovery Cards, have been installed in some bus shelters and voice messages give the times and details of departures.

Planning and Transport Convener, Fiona Grant, was joined by members of the Dundee Blind and Partially Sighted Society for the start of the system.

She said, "We hope this new facility will be of benefit to people who have sight impairment and want to use buses in the city.

"There have been tremendous improvements in public transport in Dundee over the past few years as a result of the council using Scottish Executive funding to invest in a range of upgraded facilities, such as new bus shelters, Ninewells interchange, interactive journey planner kiosks and new routes."

The audio system is activated when people place their card against a yellow band.

The council will monitor the network with a view to increasing the number of shelters that have it.

Arrangements are in place to issue all those registered with the Dundee Blind and Partially Sighted Society with a Discovery Card.