Transport for London procures iBus2 services

2021-05-10

Transport for London (TfL), an ITxPT Strategic member company, has commenced the procurement of new automatic vehicle location, operational control and passenger information services via an open tender (>€400 M).

The project is known as iBus2 and the Services will support Transport for London and its Operators for all contracted service vehicles (buses and trams) across Greater London by providing real time passenger information and vehicle location information to relevant stakeholders and interfacing systems. The iBus2 Services will facilitate service control and emergency response and will integrate with the existing voice radio system, ticketing and performance management systems. The iBus2 Services will also provide the data collection and calculation of the mileage and reliability performance data that enables payments to Operators. The services will support Transport for London and its operators for all scheduled vehicles across Greater London by providing real-time passenger information and vehicle location information to relevant stakeholders and interfacing systems.

The tender, is another step in ITxPT becoming the defacto standard for an open systems approach for public transport vehicles. While the tender promotes open standards throughout, it states: “The iBus2 Services should enable the introduction of new ITxPT compliant assets onto vehicles” as one of the key strands for bidders to follow.

TfL chose this approach as a follow-up from the EU-funded project EBSF2, which paved the way to IT interoperability through a Proof of Concept with Transport for London in 2015/2017.

“Open systems and inter-operability is key for our future technology. ITxPT gives us the architecture and standards that reduce complexity, allows straight-forward adoption of future innovation and reduces cost”  says Simon Reed, Head of Technology and Data, Surface Transport at Transport for London

For more details, please use this email address: iBus2Commercial@tfl.gov.uk

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