Posts Tagged ‘train’

Brisbane’s multi-coloured rail network map

A few weeks ago I made my way north to Brisbane, where I caught plenty of trains. However it was the next train display boards at the main entrance to Roma Street Station that caught my eye – they were colour coded.

PIDS outside the main entrance at Roma Street station

Sydney’s multimodal PT ticketing (or lack thereof)

As somebody who has grown up with a public transport ticketing system that lets you ride the entire network with a single ticket, Sydney’s service disruption messages focus on something that is apparently trivial – where your ticket is valid. So why is this so important?

Taking the politics out of transport planning?

Back in 2010, then leader of the Liberal Party, Ted Baillieu said “Victoria badly needs a new, independent, statutory authority to plan, co-ordinate and manage our public transport system”. So how well has this commitment to taking politics out of transport planning fared?

Footscray’s useless next train displays

Passengers at the newly expanded Footscray station has a problem – useless next train displays on the main concourses. With six platforms now in use, only the next four departures are listed.

Six platforms at Footscray station, yet passengers are only told the next four trains!

V/Line’s new but misleading next train displays

Last week another part of the Regional Rail Link project opened to passengers – the pair of V/Line-only tracks between Southern Cross Station and Sunshine. Along with these tracks are two new platforms at Footscray station, which were provided with a new style of next train display screen. Can you spot the errors?

New V/Line next train displays displaying non-stations like Parwan Loop, as well as superfluous express running