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Stop and route announcements

NSAS features:

  • The NSAS automatically detects the bus's position via GPS, a tone is sounded, and the upcoming stop is announced in both official languages as the bus departs from the previous stop.
  • The Next Stop Display inside the bus visually shows the route number and destination, the upcoming stop, and the time of day in a bilingual format.
  • When a stop is requested by a passenger, the Next Stop Display shows a checkmark: . This confirms that the bell has been rung and the bus will make the next stop.  Be sure to ring the bell yourself if you need to get off at the next stop.

Example of an announcement signSince the introduction of the NSAS in the fall of 2010, many customers have provided us with positive feedback, useful information on system bugs and suggestions for improvements.

Passengers are noticing the benefits of having a fully-bilingual voice callout and text display for upcoming bus stops. This is great news, considering the primary goal for the system is to improve the accessibility of our services.

If you would like to send us your comments about the NSAS, please complete the Customer Feedback Form.

Did you know?

In the NSAS, there are more than 6,500 bus stop locations, hundreds of bus routes, hours of audio and thousands of lines of text!

Exterior bus announcements

Each bus announces its route and destination in English and French when it pulls up to the stop.

The announcements are made from speakers beside the front door of the bus. These messages help you find the vehicle entrance and confirm that you are boarding the correct bus or train.