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Show bus stop number sequence

From

Tan Kin Lian

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Published: 9:25 AM, June 12, 2017

Some, but not many, buses have a screen showing the name of the next bus stop.

It may take some years to replace the old buses, and I suggest that the number sequence of bus stops also appear on the display, which should be placed at the front and back of both new and existing buses.

The first bus stop after the interchange would be numbered 1, the next would be 2, and so on.

A passenger could check a guide, available on the bus or online, for the number of the stop at which to alight.

For example, if his destination is stop 12, and the panel is showing stop 9, he knows there are three stops to go. If the number shown above is 12, the passenger knows that he has passed his destination.

The advantage is that passengers who are not familiar with English or are tourists can understand a numerical display, which can complement the naming of the next bus stop.