A radio presenter has landed the job to become the voice of London’s buses. Emma Hignett will start recording about 30,000 announcements such as “next stop Victoria” for 700 bus routes. Her voice will be accompanied by visual displays.
Who is the voice on buses?
Speaking over the phone to Emma Hignett, the voice of London buses and the Overground, is a surreal experience.
Who is Emma Hignett?
Emma Hignett is an automated announcer on the British railway network, and a voice for the Amey system. Currently, Emma does announcements on most London Overground stations as well as on their trains.
What does an iBus controller do?
To provide an efficient, regular and high-quality bus service by supervising services and staff at terminals, garages and intermediate points along the routes. To develop a good working relationship with Drivers and other support staff.
What is the name of the London buses?
In 1933 the LGOC, along with the rest of the Underground Group, became part of the new London Passenger Transport Board. The name London General was replaced by London Transport, which became synonymous with the red London bus. Bus numbers were first used in 1906.
What is iBus data?
iBus. The iBus system tracks the movement and performance of buses on all of our contracted routes in London. We publish weekly reports which show the actual arrival time of buses on a route at any given bus stop for the selected day. The routes were selected as the first of the New Routemaster (New Bus for London).
How do bus announcements work?
With an integrated voice announcement system, an automated bus location system enables the relay of location-specific and relevant information such as announcements for current and/or next stops, alerts on approaching stops, or warnings on anticipated delays due to the current state of traffic.
Why did they stop bendy buses?
In 2014, the 81 bendy buses which ended up in Malta were banned by the Maltese transport ministry. The vehicles were involved in a series of fires and accidents which earned them an even more controversial reputation in that country than in the UK.
What do British call buses?
In England and the rest of the UK and most, if not all of the english speaking world they are called – buses, which is short for – omnibus. The other word that is usefull if you wish to travel by bus is – bus stop, at these you may get on or off a bus.
Why are London buses red?
The reason behind their colour dates to the early 1900s, when the transport system was operated by different rival companies. London General Omnibus Company (or L.G.O.C.) owned most of the buses and in 1907 painted its entire fleet red to stand out from competitors.