Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More information at Richmond

New passenger information screens were commissioned at Richmond Station today. The displays include 'minutes to' real-time information and details of trains on other platforms. There is also extra shelter, which will be useful for wheelchair passengers transferring between platforms in the am peak.

As existing screens are at other ends of the platforms, the new displays fill a gap. They should also encourage more a even distribution of passengers along the train and higher use of the up end subway.

The extra screens have arrived about three weeks after the commencement of a new timetable that provided more direct Flinders Street trains and so increased the number of passengers who needed to change. While passengers alighting are encouraged to change at Flinders Street for less busy loop trains, the new timetable appears to have eased crowding and a change at Richmond is faster, especially for those travelling to Parliament.

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