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App For Metroshuttle

Free digital thing for free public transport thing

Published on October 24th 2012.

App For Metroshuttle

TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new smart phone app making it easier than ever to jump on-or-off the city centre’s popular Metroshuttle buses.

People using the mobile application on their phone in the city centre will be directed to their nearest running Metroshuttle via an interactive map.

Old-fashioned appOld-fashioned appThe ‘next stop alert’ application has been produced by TfGM for Android smart phones and can be downloaded free of charge by visiting click here.

People using the mobile application on their phone in the city centre will be directed to their nearest running Metroshuttle via an interactive map.

Once the passenger has boarded, the map will keep them informed of when stops are approaching on their route using innovative wireless mapping technology.

The ‘next stop alert’ will initially be available until March 2013 as part of a trial run, with continued availability of the app dependent on customer feedback.

And pre-app busAnd pre-app busSusan Wildman, TfGM’s Director of Communications and Customer Services, said: “We are keen to capitalise on the rise in popularity of mobile technology to help passengers make their way around and this new smart phone device is just one example of the ways we can do that.

“The ‘next stop alert’ Metroshuttle application has also been set up with city visitors and tourists in mind, as it will make getting around Manchester and seeing the city’s many attractions even easier.

“It is part of a wider strategy towards ‘on the move’ information by putting the latest train, bus and Metrolink tram news in the palm of our passengers’ hands.”

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousOctober 30th 2012.

Good idea, but the trial doesn't work on the iPhone! Hopeless!!

2 Responses: Reply To This...
the Whalley RangerOctober 30th 2012.

Who still has one of those? It's allegedly made by slave labour under direction of Foxconn.


Penny CloustonOctober 31st 2012.

Cunning that. An android application not working on an iPhone. I guess they chose to roll it out on the most popular platform.

Steven ManginiNovember 1st 2012.

Maybe a picture of an Android phone might have been better

Phil MurphyNovember 2nd 2012.

A sense of humour app might prove popular.

AnonymousNovember 2nd 2012.

Oh dear, who, apart from humourless pc nerds, cares if it's iPhone or Android! Numpties!!! Other public transport apps work on both (check out TfL in London, given widest possible trial before launch). Ok, so this TfGM one is only a trial, but they need to trial it for all popular platforms. Only in Manchester, it seems, do you get people putting up with second best.

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