Hull IoT firm installs new transport screens in home city 

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by Alistair Hardaker

New digital screens in Hull’s Paragon Interchange are now live following a period of testing.

Developed by IoT and smart city operator Connexin, the screens are the first of their kind in the city and are designed to enable bus passengers to plan their journeys with real-time updates on arrival and departure times.

Paragon Interchange will benefit from 42 22” screens at each stand, with an additional seven 49” screens along the concourse of the station.

Steve Adams, group manager business improvement and partnerships for Streetscene at Hull City Council, said: “I am delighted that we can finally switch on these screens. They are an integral part of our city’s transport hub and will allow residents and visitors to plan their journeys more effectively with the introduction of real-time updates.”

Matt Cranwell, managing director of Stagecoach said: “Over the coming months we’ll be working hard with the Council to make sure that sustainable travel is at the heart of plans to re-establish Hull’s economy following the pandemic.”

Hull based Connexin were appointed to carry out the works, which began in April last year. 

Will Kebbell, chief technical officer at Connexin, said: “By putting in place these new systems and infrastructure we can better manage and process live data between the buses and interchange allowing passengers to be better informed to help them plan their journeys.”

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