If you’re looking for transport and general timetable printing for a range of services, PSC Systems offers specialist quality bus, train and other transport timetables.
Whether you are looking to print train or bus timetables, or timetables for other purposes such as school journeys or publishing deadlines, PSC Systems has the resources you need. We are among the most reputable names in mail and print services and we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading providers of high-volume timetable printing for clients that require very high numbers of printed material for the general public. We have access to the latest in cutting-edge technology and equipment to ensure that your order is produced to the highest standard and in a timely fashion.
We can also process bulk orders that need various timetables printed at the same time, for the same client. We also understand the nature of our industry and recognise that lateness is a no-go. Our clients require their orders on time, and this is what we deliver. We pride ourselves on our positive client feedback on our service and products, and that we never miss the date for your order to be complete and ready for delivery.
Why have printed timetables?
The advantages of printed transport timetables are as follows:
– Timetables displaying local train times/bus services are always available and accessible in printed form. Mobile data isn’t completely reliable, even in our very technology-reliant society, especially in rural areas where internet speeds and wifi performance is much slower. Those living in rural areas may therefore have more reliance on printed transport timetables.
– Printed timetables are more accessible for consumers who may not feel comfortable with mobile devices, or do not have the resources to download timetables online. They are also useful for those who may be more likely to generally use public transport and need a quick point of reference.
– A printed timetable is easily displayed and visable in both bus and train stations. A large timetable display is generally more obvious than a poster or QR code.
– A large printed timetable for train and bus services is more user-friendly and easier to read on a printed sheet of paper than on smartphone devices in which the user has to scroll repeatedly up and down to view information.
Why Use PSC System For Your Train or Bus Timetable Printing
We lead the way in providing the country with plastic cards, as well as a range of mail and print services, all while carefully considering our clients’ budgets. We have worked with clients from a plethora of different industries, including personal finance and banking, the travel industry, government, health, leisure and retail. We also have many large-scale clients in the FTSE 500. Our aim is to deliver a bespoke printing service that brings together quality, value for money, good communication, punctuality and confidentiality. Our staff pride themselves on their passion for and knowledge of the printing industry that helps your business or project flourish. If you are considering a printing job for any type of transport timetables, get in touch with us today.
PSC Systems is a design and printing specialist serving a wide range of industries with the best quality printed products from leading suppliers in the UK. We always consider our clients’ budgets, so whether you require plastic, paper or board printing for transport timetables or any other kind of project, we have the resources, knowledge and skill to bring it to life. Contact us now on 0151 346 1640.
A history of transport timetable printing
Train timetable printing in the UK dates back to the 1800s, when cartographer and printer George Bradshaw (29th July 1800 – 6th September 1853), developed Bradshaw’s Guide, a widely sold series of timetables combined with railway guides that could be used as journey planners. These guides were phased out in the 1960s. The first official transport timetable system for the UK started on 4th May 1974 (prior to this, each section of British Rail produced its own timetables for up to 30 different passenger services). A timetable covering all train lines was produced by Network Rail in 2007, enabling travellers to access train operation information and timings for all national train times and train companies. Versions of this were printed by the Stationery Office and Middleton Press, though regular printing by these companies has now ceased.
To give a brief history of public demand for the UK’s railway system, a major period of growth and expansion developed train lines between 1840 and 1890, connecting main cities like London, Sheffield and Nottingham. Following World War I however, there was a decline in railway use between 1920-1980 as a result of economic depression. There was a reduction in the amount of coal being carried by rail, with many coal-producing regions witnessing a decline of their output by more than 50%. Consequently, private rail companies suffered profit losses. Enforcing the Railways Act of 1921, the UK government responded by reorganising the network, transforming and slimming down the 120 private existing railway companies into just four, designating each one a particular region of the country. Trams and buses also took a hit as of 1930, with cities such as Glasgow deciding against the use of trams in the 1960s.
By the end of World War II, the UK had around 2 million cars using its roads, with private car ownership and goods vehicles for business transportation becoming increasingly popular, which greatly hurt railway usage. Bus usage however greatly increased, with around 100 local authorities combining with private companies to run frequent services by 1932.
According to statistics from the Department of Transport, in 2018 there were 1.71 billion National Rail passenger journeys – an increase of 149% since 1986. Bus journeys also accounted for 59% of all public transport journeys, with 4.85 billion journeys taken. Although motor traffic is now at its highest ever level, many passengers still rely on public transport services, therefore printing services that enable the publishing of useful timetables at places like stations, bus stops and at information points are not only useful but essential to ensure timely departures and arrivals, and to give passengers useful information on when their trains and buses are operating.
We can help you with your train and bus timetable printing needs, call us now on 0151 346 1640 for a free no obligation quote.
Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 5:24 pm in .