Posts Tagged ‘real time train information’

Dynamic directional signs at Melbourne railway stations

The other week I wrote about Public Transport Victoria’s plans to make it easier for passengers to navigate through Flinders Street Station by making the wayfinding signage clearer to follow – but during my travels around Me;bourne’s rail network, I’ve spotted a different way to help passengers on their way – directional signage that adapts […]

How to find your train at Flinders Street Station

You have arrived at Flinders Street Station and you’re trying to find where your trains leaves – so where do you look? You’re probably going to look at one of these screens – but what order are the trains being displayed in? It isn’t alphabetical – South Morang occupies the first two slots. Is it […]

The more things change…

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Australian War Memorial image #126587 - Miss Peace Harber, one of the first women railway employees, changing the indicator clocks at the Degraves Street entrance of Flinders Street Station.

Why is Melbourne’s rail control centre so vulnerable?

Last week Melbourne’s rail network ground to a halt after the main control centre was evacuated due to a false alarm – the latest in a growing list of similar outages. So why is Melbourne’s rail control centre so vulnerable to these kind of issues, when other cities seem to keep on ticking?

Alstom Comeng crosses the Cremorne railway bridge over the Yarra, with the CBD skyline behind

V/Line stations trumps Metro for passenger information

I visited Wyndham Vale station recently, and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of next train information made available to passengers.

VLocity 3VL47 and classmate lead an up service into Wyndham Vale