More than 400 digital display boards are being put up at bus stops across parts of the county.

The boards, which will display real time passenger information such as the bus departure time, are an initiative launched by West Sussex County Council as part of its Department for Transport-funded "Bus Service Improvement Plan".

The aim is to improve travel conditions across the county to make public transport more accessible.

According to the council, 16 of these boards have been put up every week since January.

They each have a special audio push-button for passengers with visual impairments, learning or reading difficulties to use.

READ MORE: New sushi restaurant to open in city centre

A further £1.4 million is being used to improve traffic lights at 24 junctions.

The lights will respond more efficiently to traffic movement and allow buses priority while also ensuring minimum delays for other road users.

The council hopes the boards and junction improvements will benefit  Southwick, Shoreham, Lancing, Worthing and Bognor, with additional improvements planned for Crawley.

Councillor Joy Dennis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "Developing a modern infrastructure is a key part of our council plan and by providing improvements for bus travel we are supporting sustainable travel options, which are an important aspect of the West Sussex Transport Plan 2022 – 2036.

"I’m particularly pleased to see the county-wide spread of the new real time passenger information displays.

"Their locations include bus stops near vital community facilities such as hospitals and doctors’ surgeries and in rural areas where bus services are a lifeline and so important in helping to reduce feelings of isolation."

Roads Minister Guy Opperman said: "Local people deserve a modern, reliable and affordable public transport system.

"I'm delighted to have worked alongside West Sussex County Council and local MPs to give the council over £19 million to boost its bus services.

"Installing new digital displays at bus stops will make it easier to plan journeys while improving traffic lights will make buses more punctual and reliable, helping residents get around by bus more easily and with greater peace of mind."