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Passengers on Adelaide’s O-Bahn service are now able to access real-time information online

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November 10, 2013

Adelaide’s O-Bahn commuters are now able to access real-time information so they know exactly when their bus will arrive.

South Australia Minister for Transport Services Chloe Fox says after extensive testing, the real-time information has now been enabled for buses travelling through the three interchanges
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Klemzig, Paradise and Tea Tree Plaza.

"In just a matter of months, it is hoped the system will be live across most of Adelaide Metro’s 8,000 stops and stations," she says.

Using any internet-capable device, commuters can log onto the website and know exactly when their service will be arriving via GPS technology installed in vehicles as part of the Metrocard ticketing system.

"The information shows not only how far away a specific bus is to their stop, but also if that bus is wheelchair accessible," Fox says.

"Countdown screens will also be available at many stations and the data is updated every 15 seconds."

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will continue to progressively roll out the real-time system across Adelaide.

Although the live data is initially operating just for O-Bahn services, it is anticipated most of the Adelaide Metro network will be connected to real-time by the end of the year.

An icon on the screen will advise if a service is being tracked in real-time.

Commuters are urged to regularly check the Adelaide Metro website to see when their stops have been added to the real-time system.

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