Variable Message Signs and Next Stop Announcement
Our variable message signs (VMS) provide real-time next bus information.
LCD screens are installed at Bramalea, Brampton Gateway, Downtown and Trinity Common bus terminals. These signs display the real-time departures of the buses leaving our terminals.
LED signs are installed:
At all Züm stations stops within the city of Brampton (along Queen Street, Main Street, Steeles Avenue, and Bovaird Drive corridors).
All Brampton Transit buses, including Züm, are equipped with an automated next-stop announcement system. The next-stop announcement system knows the real-time exact location of the bus along the route established by a GPS signal. This system enhances overall customer service and improves accessibility for our riders.
Here’s how it works:
Display: Once a bus approaches a stop or terminal, next bus stop location is displayed on LED signs located in the front interior of the bus, allowing you to prepare to exit the bus. For our articulated 60-foot Züm buses, there is a second LED display screen located in the middle of the bus.
Announcements: At the same time as the interior LED sign displays the next stop, an automated voice will announce the next stop on the internal speakers. When a bus is at a stop and the doors open, the route information (end point) is provided on the external speakers.
In the case of malfunctioning equipment the bus operator will announce the next stop using the vehicle’s public address system or manually calling out the next stop.