CrossCountry Community Engagement Funding has delivered brand new digital information 'totem' displays in Belper and Matlock town centres. The high-tech totems meet Derwent Valley Community Rail Partnership's aspirations to provide improved integrated public transport and tourism information near to the un-staffed rail stations in the two busy market towns.
The displays have been jointly funded by Community Rail Network, CrossCountry, EMR and Derbyshire County Council. As well as providing real-time local bus service information, people can access real time rail information through links to National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner and also to CrossCountry and EMR websites.
David Jones, Stakeholder Liaison Manager, East Midlands & Anglia, CrossCountry said: "The new digital information totems have been an instant success with local residents and tourists in these important market towns, which are gateways to Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park.
It's fabulous that people can plan their rail journeys whilst out shopping and tourists arriving by train can quickly access up to the minute information for their onwards journey by local buses."