One of the basic elements of the GO GEORGE system that passengers need to understand, is the signage at the bus stop. Each stop is indicated by a sign board on a pole, that supplies valuable information.
The name of the bus stop is derived from the closest street crossing the street in which the bus stop is situated. This name appears at the top of the board. On the left, downwards, is the number of the bus stop which makes it easy to give a precise description of the stop should you want to give directions to someone. This number should also be mentioned when you phone our Call Centre (0800 044 044) to enquire about the time of arrival of the next bus, or for any other route-related queries.
At the bottom, on the right, is a table with the numbers of all the routes that stop at that bus stop. Make sure that the route you want to take, is listed there. If not, phone the Call Centre and ask for assistance. When the bus with the relevant route description on the front approaches, you should lift your hand to indicate that you want it to stop. As several routes make use of the same stops, buses only stop when passengers indicate that they want to board a specific bus. This shortens travel time as the buses do not have to stop unnecessarily at every bus stop.
The white plastic “collar” lower down on the pole is used to display route information and timetables. This information will be put up as soon as all routes are finalised.