Transport for London Partners with Usablenet to Offer Real Time Travel Information

Transport for London (TfL), a UK-based government agency responsible for operating the transport system in Greater London, England, is partnering with technology company, Usablenet, for real-time updates and alerts for travellers in London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

The agency website is currently utilising several new features that are intended to help commuters in London to navigate around the city’s roads during the period of the Games. The agency has also released a mobile site for users on the move to access all the relevant information and gauge how the Olympics is likely to affect their journey and impact on the arrival time at their destination.

Some of the recent features included in the newly updated website are:

Olympic Specific Alerts for identifying travel hotspots and routes affected by Olympic traffic.

A Live Tube Departure Board offering real time tube travel information to the user through a smartphone’s GPS.

A Tube Map to help travellers to negotiate the underground system.

And an updated Journey Planner to help plan journeys from A to B using all of the latest travel information.

Nick Taylor, the chief executive officer of Usablenet, said, ‘With the Olympics starting this week, the city of London is preparing for a massive increase in traffic on the street and Tube. Transport for London is committed to providing mobile users with the most up-to-date and relevant information on how to plan their Olympic travel, and we are excited to partner with them to help deliver a world-class mobile experience.’