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Digital upgrade puts LibertyBus on the map

Posted: 23 Jan 2020

LibertyBus have partnered with Google to enable local public transport information to be available through Google Maps for the first time in Jersey.

This digital innovation means that residents and visitors to the island are now able to use the directions tool on Google Maps to find out which bus they need to get to their chosen destination and what time the next service will be.

Lisa Walker, Marketing & Communications Manager for LibertyBus explains how the partnership with Google is just one of the improvements they have made to their online offering for customers.

‘We pride ourselves on our customer service and we recognise that the information we provide online is an extension of that service. This year we have completely revamped our website with a focus on making the journey planning experience for our customers as easy as possible. Google are the experts in this area and have put years of development into their maps tool so it was an obvious solution to partner with them.’

‘This is a huge step forward in the quality of public transport information that is available online in Jersey. The Google Maps tool is integrated into our new website making journey planning quick and simple. The site has specifically been designed for use on mobile devices and also includes a Live Times tool where you can enter the name or code of your bus stop to see when the next buses are due to arrive.’

LibertyBus have worked with creative and digital agency, Oi on this project who have a wealth of experience in information design. Jamie Kelly, Oi’s Head of Digital has commented:

‘We're thrilled to be part of such an important project, bringing Jersey in line with major global cities. It’s fantastic to use our technical ability for the good of the community.’

The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said: “I welcome any initiative that makes bus travel easier and simpler for islanders. We are always trying to improve the bus travel experience, and I am delighted that LibertyBus have taken this step.”

To plan your journey on Google Maps just go to the LibertyBus website, or go directly to Google Maps by downloading the Google Maps App and selecting the transit option when asking for directions.