London trials Kindle-style bus stops

Transport for London (TfL) is testing out new bus stops that show real-time travel information. “Those exist already,” you shout at my face. Yes, but these ones are made of e-paper and also show route maps and timetables.

London trials Kindle-style bus stops

The new bus stops look a lot like the old ones, but use Kindle-style technology to display real-time information. So far only four of the revamped bus stops have been installed across the capital.london_bus_stop

“We’re at a very early stage,” Simon Reed, head of bus systems and technology at TfL, told the BBC. “We haven’t looked at costing the whole network. This is just an option.”

Are e-paper bus stops a good idea? Will they be vandalised? Will hackers hijack them? Would you read a novel on a bus stop? Let us know.

London is also trialling anti-pee walls in Hackney. Go London.

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