Relief as Hull Paragon Interchange’s faulty screens…

Relief as Hull Paragon Interchange’s faulty screens are finally set to be replaced
2020-03-10 09:05:00
Faulty bus timetable screens are finally set be replaced at Hull's Paragon Interchange. Hull Live first reported complaints from fed-up passengers last August when just two out of six information display screens showing bus arrival and departure times appeared to be working properly. The others featured images of the Windows desktop screen. At the time, former City of Culture volunteer and regular bus user Chris Lawson claimed the screens had been on the blink for at least 18 months. “I have been complaining for over a year and nobody seems to care,” he said. It's believed the last screens finally stopped working in November 2019. Now Hull City Council has confirmed work to install new display screens at each bus stand and another seven along the main concourse area will begin in April. Chris Lawson in front of one of the faulty screens last summer (Image: Peter Harbour) It follows a decision by the council to spend £112,882 on buying the new screens as well as covering annual operating costs estimated to be £5,357. For the first time, the screens at each bus stand will feature real-time information. Until now, passengers waiting at the stands have had no way of telling whether their buses are on time or running late. Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “The Paragon Interchange is an integral part of the city’s transport system and it is unacceptable that residents and visitors are currently receiving limited bus timetable and journey planning information. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now “We need faster, more efficient, reliable and sustainable journeys which includes a fully integrated and high-quality public transport system to help keep the city moving and reduce congestion. “In order to achieve this, we need an active transport hub that can keep up with this demand. Efficient public transport is a key part of the city’s integrated transport strategy.” Hull-based company Connexin has been appointed to carry out the installations which will start next month. On the blink: one of the faulty screens (Image: Peter Harbour) Work to to develop the data feeds for the real time information will begin next week. Adam Fowler, chief executive of the City of Hull and Humber Environment Forum, said: “Faulty bus information screens at Hull Paragon Interchange are a constant irritation and complaint amongst passengers at our regular bus surgeries so it is a welcome r
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