Wandsworth Borough Council Selects Travel InfoSytems’ Journey Planner
Travel InfoSystems, the travel planning software specialists, today announced the signing of an agreement with Wandsworth Borough Council, to supply the local authority with a UK rail and Tube journey planner on its website - http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/travel.
By providing an online journey planner Wandsworth is giving its local residents an easy way to plan journeys by public transport. Wandsworth is the largest inner London Borough, serving some 260,000 residents.
“In order to draw residents to our website, we have to offer genuinely useful services,” explains Steve Mayner, Head of Public Affairs, Wandsworth Borough Council. “A journey planner is a great service to offer on our website. We selected Travel InfoSystems’ journey planner, as it is a really practical hands-on solution that anyone can use. This is proven by the feedback we have received, it is the most popular innovation we have introduced recently.”
Wandsworth has recently been awarded Pathfinder status for developing its Geographical Information Systems (GIS) capabilities. The Pathfinder initiatives are projects selected for special funding by the Department of Transport and Local Government Regions (DTLR) as examples of best practice in e-government. Wandsworth intends to use some of this money to create a GIS function in its travel planning service.
“Our transport strategy is based on the principle that the environment comes first. Through this we aim to promote the use of alternative transport, decrease car use and support large scale investment in public transport,” explains Mayner. “Effective travel information, which allows people to accurately plan their journey, estimate the time it will take and find the connections they need to make in advance, will encourage them to leave the car behind.”
Staff and citizens of Wandsworth are able to access the free service through the council’s website -
The website’s travel section includes train station location maps, roadwork bulletins and useful links, as well as the councils transport strategy.
About Travel InfoSystems
Travel InfoSystems are a leading provider of interactive travel planning solutions to commercial and public sector organisations. They are the producers of RailPlanner, the UK’s top-selling rail journey planning software and the power behind the travel software on thetube.com. They are strategic partners with Hacon GmbH, and Value Added Resellers of HAFAS, Europe's premier journey planner search engine, which is currently in use in ten countries by over 30 transport companies and authorities.
Travel InfoSystems’ portfolio of products and services include new media solutions for the Web and WAP, software for PCs and handheld devices, and real-time solutions. They are experts in the provision of bespoke single-mode and multi-modal travel planning solutions that can handle data for any type of transport, (including rail, bus, coach, ferry, flight and taxi data) delivered to the desired specification, schedule and budget. Their CityPlanner system is one of the few available that can deliver true multi-modal functionally, making it an ideal solution for call centres and passenger information Web sites. Travel InfoSystems also have extensive experience in timetable data processing, geo-coding and the provision of address management solutions for door-to-door planning systems.
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