Have you ever wondered about those little plastic bumps along the edge of railway station platforms, and how they are installed? Officially known as Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSIs), installing the little plastic things takes a whole crew of workers. First the old yellow painted line is ground off the platform. Then a steel straightedge […]
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A few months ago I first looked at the uselessness of the green buttons that provide timetable information at stations, but at Southern Cross they did things a bit differently, with braille text being added alongside the normal instructions. However all is not as it appears…
Back during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival rail operator Metro Trains Melbourne ran an advertising campaign titled ‘The Uninformed Guide’, featuring a fake newspaper that mixed a satirical form guide with targeted tips for racegoers who never catch the train. The name was rather appropriate, as the ordinary passenger waiting on the platform is similarly uninformed.
‘Everyone do the Myki hunch’ – it’s the only way for a person of average height to read the touchscreen on the ticket machine. So why are the machines so bloody low?
Southern Cross Station: over the past few years it seems like all they have been doing is construction work, but the station was actually ‘completed’ on 1 August 2006. The private operator then commenced their 30 year concession to operate the station, but going by the shoddy workmanship I’ve seen, it has no hope of lasting that long.