The purpose of this website is to show upcoming bus departures for all stops in the local area.
To make this possible you can search for specific stops and routes, browse a map, and click on stop markers to show the latest bus times.
For convenience you can go straight to recently viewed stops from the home page, and also save favourites to a personal My Stops page.
The website has two main pages:
On the home page you can search for a bus stop or bus route by entering an address, postcode, route number or bus stop code.
An address can be whole or partial, but the more precise you can be the easier it will be for the system to identify the required stop.
The system then finds matching stops and shows the results both in a list and on a map to help you identify the right one. Pick a stop either by clicking on it in the list or on the map.
Once a stop has been selected a list of upcoming bus departures will appear below the map. Some times shown are real-time, whereas some are from a schedule and so don't reflect any disruptions or delays.
The list of departures can be reordered by clicking on one of the column headings - Route, To, and Time.
Add to My Stops includes the current stop in your personal page for 1-click future reference. You will be able to access My Stops directly from the home page of the website.
The Refresh button allows you to set the page to autorefresh, so that it will keep checking for the latest bus times and displaying updates on a regular basis.
Other options are provided by the Filter Routes button, which allows you to show departures for specific bus routes that are of interest rather than all routes, and the Mobile & SMS button, which explains services providing bus information to mobile phones.
You can browse the map to search visually for other stops and simply click them to see times. Use the mouse to move around and zoom in and out, or use the control in the top left corner of the map.
Clicking on the My Stops link at the top of the home page or departures page takes you to a personalised page showing times for any stops you have previously saved as favourites.
These stops can be reordered by dragging the title bar of the panels up and down.