Traveline Cymru has launched a new bilingual website to help people from across Wales access public transport information more effectively.
Providing a one-stop-shop for travel information, the Traveline Cymru website has been given a brand new look and feel making it more eye-catching and easy to use.
Updating many of the features of the original website, including the journey planner which will allow users to save their preferred journey settings, the new site has been modernised as a result of customer feedback.
It is hoped that the upgraded website will provide the 15,000 travellers that use the website on a weekly basis with enhanced user ability allowing them to plan journeys and access travel information more effectively.
The website, which comes courtesy of Cardiff-based design agency limegreentangerine and web build agency Spindogs, was unveiled at Bangor University’s Freshers’ Fayre by Traveline Cymru ambassador, Iolo Williams, who was on hand to show students the functionality of the new website.
The new website is the latest move to enhance Traveline Cymru’s digital capabilities following the launch of a free bilingual travel app last year for iphone and android users, in addition to Traveline NextBuses and Traveline.txt mobile services.
On developing the new website, Jo Foxall, Traveline Cymru’s marketing manager, said: “Our original website was launched in 2009 and since then little has been done to upgrade the site. Following a consultation with our customers, we embarked on the website redesign with the aim of improving the site’s look and feel, as well as its user ability and functionality. The enhanced journey planner allows public transport users to save settings without the need to continually re-plan journeys and change configuration settings every time they need information. We’re confident that the new site will be well received by travellers in Wales.”
Traveline Cymru is a not-for-profit company based on a partnership between the Welsh Government, public transport operators in Wales and Welsh local authorities. It provides route and timetable information for all bus, coach and rail services in the country via a bilingual website, its call centre and a suite of services for mobile phone users. In addition, it seeks to encourage people to switch to more sustainable modes of travel through events, training and marketing including its latest campaign Traveline Challenge 2012.