New digital signs in place at station

Pictured by one of the new digital signs are, from left, Morpeth deputy Mayor Coun Ron Forster, Medi Parry, Coun Ian Lindley and David Bartlett, corporate manager for business change and technology at Nexus.
Pictured by one of the new digital signs are, from left, Morpeth deputy Mayor Coun Ron Forster, Medi Parry, Coun Ian Lindley and David Bartlett, corporate manager for business change and technology at Nexus.

New digital signs at Morpeth Bus Station should make life easier for travellers, amid efforts to provide real-time travel information across the North East.

New, larger, real-time display screens have replaced old ones on all eight stands at the station as part of a Gateway project that is making improvements to public transport facilities in the town.

Morpeth Bus Station is owned by Sanderson Arcade and the company has been working with Northumberland County Council and Nexus on the project.

Nexus, a transport executive, is co-ordinating the roll-out of new real-time information displays across the whole region on behalf of local councils and the North East Combined Authority, a £260,000 project supported by the Local Growth Fund.

Coun Ian Lindley is the county council’s representative on the Gateway project group. He said: “It is great to see these new display screens installed – providing much more clear information for passengers.

“In order to encourage as many people as possible to benefit from public transport, it is imperative that seeing important information about services is as easy and accessible as possible.

“These screens are larger and benefit from the most up-to-date technology.”

Medi Parry, centre manager at Sanderson Arcade, added: “It’s great to see the screens being updated.

“This is a positive step forward for visitors and workers who use the bus station on a daily basis.”