London's new e-ink bus stop displays

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Here is a video I thought you enthusiasts might like demonstrating the new innovative e-ink displays at an increasing number of bus stops in London, this example being Sloane Square Station / Lower Sloane Street. Enjoy the video!!

https://youtu.be/9A9p91ak1pc

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Here it is with NO MUSIC
 
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is there a list anywhere of the locations where these displays are now installed?
 

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No, but I know the first one was installed on Waterloo Bridge, there is also this one in Sloane Square, but I don't know any others. Hope this at least partly helps

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is there a list anywhere of the locations where these displays are now installed?
No, but I know the first one was installed on Waterloo Bridge, there is also this one in Sloane Square, but I don't know any others. Hope this at least partly helps

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Saw some e-ink displays in the Scottish Highlands, looked like they had been there for some time.

It's a good use for them, particularly where a mains hook-up would be an unjustified expense and a small solar device can power them instead.
 
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No, but I know the first one was installed on Waterloo Bridge, there is also this one in Sloane Square, but I don't know any others. Hope this at least partly helps

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Interesting - the stops on Waterloo bridge have the most frequent service in London (though not the highest passenger usage) but the bridge is too thin to allow a standard power supply (and thus Countdown signs) to be fitted.
 

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How are the street lamps powered, then?

Presumably there's enough room for power cables but not the transformer and other equipment required to power a bus stop.

I know when I worked for TfL that the only reason the stops on Waterloo Bridge didn't get Countdown signs was because they couldn't be powered.
 

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I'll have a squint at the Waterloo one if its still there.

Don't know how much power a shelter with illumination and Countdown would consume but it can't be enormous. On the other hand I read that solar power isn't quite good enough for a standard RTPI display as specified by many councils.
 

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I'll have a squint at the Waterloo one if its still there.

Don't know how much power a shelter with illumination and Countdown would consume but it can't be enormous. On the other hand I read that solar power isn't quite good enough for a standard RTPI display as specified by many councils.

All rather ironic considering that when nearby Waterloo garage of London General has a full complement of electric buses for the 507/521 it will need a small power station to get them all recharged at night without the surrounding area being plunged into darkness.:)
 

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I'll have a squint at the Waterloo one if its still there.

Don't know how much power a shelter with illumination and Countdown would consume but it can't be enormous. On the other hand I read that solar power isn't quite good enough for a standard RTPI display as specified by many councils.
In North Somerset there are a number of shelters with Real time screens which are powered by solar panels on the roof
 
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