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Newsflash! Update on our amazing new technology story

01 April 16

We’re sorry…

You may have seen the news this morning about our latest innovation which will allow you to control the views you get from your bus windows whilst travelling, but we’re sorry to say it was all an April Fool’s joke…

Whilst bus travel may not be taking you a million miles from home this year, we can still promise you that it can get you where you need to go, when you need to get there.

Our Arriva Bus app, despite not being able to transport you to foreign lands, can help you plan your journeys and even track your where your bus in on a live map, giving you more control of your travel then you’ve ever had before. And once that has guided you on board, we can still promise you quick links, in comfort, with WiFi, to ensure you can travel in relaxation and comfort.

So really, whilst we may have been teasing about the world-views, we were totally telling the truth about ensuring your experience on board is as good as it can be. That’s our commitment to you, our customers, and we can assure you that we are working hard behind the scenes every single day to make this vision a reality.

Download the app

The Arriva Bus app is your mobile travel companion, making it easier for you to get around on the bus. Whether you want to find bus times, where your nearest stop is, how long before you get to your destination or even exactly where your bus is at any given moment, this is the app for you.

Just in case you missed our story earlier, here's another chance to enjoy a giggle with us...


Arriva’s pioneering mobile technology team has announced its latest app innovation, which looks set to transport passengers into a whole new world of bus travel.

Bus passenger trialling Arriva's new virtual window view technologyCustomer experience revolutionised

The exciting new functionality, which will form part of Arriva’s already popular travel planning app, is set to revolutionise customer experience by allowing people to effectively control the view they have from the bus window with just a swipe of their smartphone.

Time to kick back and relax

Pre-loaded with aspirational images from across the globe, the tool will effectively sync the passengers chosen scenery via Bluetooth technology directly onto a two-way window. It has been designed specifically to offer bus users the ultimate way of relaxing, enabling them to kick-back, relax and enjoy their valuable ‘free time’ whilst on board.

Arriva at the cutting edge again

Eve Ginever for Arriva UK Bus, explained: “We have long been at the cutting-edge of both mobile technology in the bus industry, and this new innovation shows just how far we are willing to go to bring public transport into the 21st Century in order to give our customers the best experience possible.

Bus passenger trialling Arriva's new virtual window view technologyA step beyond

“Whilst still a prototype at this stage, we are excited to see how people will react to having more control over the environment in which they travel. It’s a step beyond what anyone has ever tried to achieve in our industry before, but if it helps makes bus travel a more desirable option to those who may not have previously considered it, then we are committed to giving it a go.”

Selected routes

The prototype windows will be launched on selected routes across Arriva's UK bus network this summer,  with step by step instructions for how to trial it on-board.

See the technology in action in our exclusive video preview...