Stagecoach app's new feature to help customers socially distance

Stagecoach has added a new feature to its app to help passengers maintain social distancing as services increase across the region.

The new smartphone 'Busy Bus' feature will provide a regularly updated guide to how busy individual bus services are. A traffic light indicator will help customers choose quieter services.

Each service in the live map on the app will be colour coded, with quieter buses showing in a green bus icon indicating ‘not too busy’, through to amber ‘quite busy’ and dark amber ‘very busy’. Customers can also see where their bus is on the map and when it will be arriving.

Busy Bus will have a traffic light indicator Credit: Stagecoach

Stagecoach says it also has new safety measures in place, including more cleaning, use of anti-viral sanitiser and contactless payment.

The app is now being rolled out to iOS and android users and is planned to be fully in place by June 18.