FirstBus have launched a brand-new navigation system that will help passengers in Glasgow chose a safe time to travel. 

Space Checker will allow customers to plan their journeys with confidence as they will have the option to see when their local service is at its busiest and quietest throughout the day.

The system will use the latest passenger data to predict how much space there will be on your bus at your bus stop, depending on the time of day for up to seven days in advance.

By enabling customers to review their travel at any time of the day, and provide greater insights into predicted passengers, First Bus is aiming to relieve capacity for key workers, who are restricted to more regular travel patterns, and who do not have the option of avoiding the busier periods.

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Customers simply select which bus service they want to take, select the direction in which they are travelling and then select their stop.

Space Checker will then indicate the busiest periods for the service and stop, whilw also providing alternative services from that stop.

Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director for First Bus in Scotland, said: “I am delighted to launch this latest innovation for our customers. It should prove a really useful tool that will help customers to make informed decisions about the best times of the day to travel.”

Pete Ferguson, CEO, Prospective added: "We're proud to launch Space Checker with First Bus. Space Checker is a great example of the way Prospective's simulation technology can help passengers to have a smooth journey and operators to optimise service provision.

"We look forward to helping First Bus roll out Space Checker across the country and drive continual improvements in passenger experience."