Smart Bus Shelters Head to Croydon
High-tech bus shelters coming to Croydon soon.
07:53 29 November 2021
Croydon Council has partnered with Valo Smart City UK LTD to upgrade bus shelters with digital screens and state-of-the-art technology.
The 10-year contract will see the transformation of smart bus shelters equipped to provide real-time journey information, digital screens and free public Wi-Fi. The new infrastructure will also be equipped with sensors that will measure air quality, footfall, noise and traffic as well as digital panels that will display emergency messages and travel information relevant to each specific location.
Councillor Muhammad Ali, cabinet member for sustainable Croydon, said: “I am very excited about the arrival of these smart bus shelters which will make residents’ travel experiences more enjoyable, informative and safer. The smart city sensors will also act as a great tool in our continued mission to become a greener, more sustainable borough.
“Our partnership with innovators VALO will be our latest step towards Croydon becoming not only a digital council but the first truly connected smart borough which uses technology to enhance and transform the lives of our residents for the better.”
Isaac H Sutton, CEO of VALO Smart City, said: “Our bus shelters and digital advertising boards will create beautiful new street furniture and a brand new level of digital connectivity for the borough. Croydon is committed to digital innovation and that is why it has selected VALO.”