A SERVICE to provide bus passengers with timetable information has hit a landmark.
Metro's real-time bus information service Yournextbus has delivered its one millionth text message.
Launched in September 2005, Yournextbus has proved a hit with passengers who are now regularly using the text, WAP and web service to find out exactly when their bus is due.
Metro chairman Clr Stanley King said: "Using Yournextbus, passengers can find out exactly how many minutes away their bus is and keep their wait at the stop to a minimum.
"The service delivers about 3,500 text messages to passengers each day and has delivered more than 5,000 messages during major traffic disruptions, such as January's gales."
The text service works by texting the unique, eight-digit number displayed at each bus stop, to 63876 which spells out METRO. Passengers can find out times of the next four buses.
The system uses GPS satellite technology to track the location of buses in West and South Yorkshire and is the largest real-time bus information service outside Greater London.
West Yorkshire passengers are also starting to benefit from Metro's installation of electronic visual displays at key bus stops.
The service is on the internet at www.wymetro.com