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Old August 5th, 2010, 04:02 PM   #3001
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What's it about ? Anyone care to share ?

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Old August 5th, 2010, 07:39 PM   #3002
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Basically, as a move to increase train carrying capacity, MTR, like what Singapore has done, has removed an entire row of seats and replaced them with perched seats as seen in the picture.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 05:54 AM   #3003
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Basically, as a move to increase train carrying capacity, MTR, like what Singapore has done, has removed an entire row of seats and replaced them with perched seats as seen in the picture.
And politicians are yelling at the MTR for not increasing train service frequency, or increase the number of carriage per train before taking seats away; and they claim the MTR is doing this for increasing profit.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #3004
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Could someone please post a photo of the flashing in-train system map that the MTR uses. I've been looking for one online but haven't been able to find out that is of good quality and recent.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 04:44 PM   #3005
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港鐵沙田站 7000萬元翻新
【本報訊】兩鐵合併後,港鐵正逐步為原屬九廣鐵路的東鐵線車站「整容」,其中沙田站將耗資 7,000萬元翻新,出入口會以樹木圖案裝飾,站內照明及洗手間等設施都會改善,預計 2012年完成。港鐵公司總建築師楊思偉表示,東鐵沿線車站將以融入大自然作主題,逐步翻新。沙田車站的工程已展開,出入口牆身會以樹木圖案裝飾,車站大堂會加裝木色假天花,牆身則採用石磚砌成。

擴大洗手間
站內設施也會改善,包括加強照明、擴大洗手間等。翻新後,站內商舖數目不會增加。工程耗資 7,000萬元,預計 2012年首季完成。楊思偉表示,東鐵另有兩個車站較早前已開始翻新,其中大埔墟站的工程已完成。旺角東站的翻新工程仍在進行中,包括海水波浪型的假天花裝飾,並會懸掛一組名為「蝌蚪機群」的藝術雕塑,雕塑是六個以東鐵列車外形為設計概念的巨型蝌蚪。預計旺角東站的翻新工程今年第四季完成。港鐵的顧問仍在研究其餘車站的翻新工程設計,暫未定出下一步計劃。
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Old August 20th, 2010, 05:16 AM   #3006
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About damn time. Looking forward to the renovation of all ERL stations.
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Old August 20th, 2010, 06:34 AM   #3007
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Could someone please post a photo of the flashing in-train system map that the MTR uses. I've been looking for one online but haven't been able to find out that is of good quality and recent.
Not sure if you'd call this good quality or not. It wasn't particularly easy to photograph for me, but it's the best I could do!






Hope that helps!
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 09:09 AM   #3008
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About damn time. Looking forward to the renovation of all ERL stations.
Have the added screen doors, elevators and wash rooms to all railway stations?
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 09:12 AM   #3009
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Have the added screen doors, elevators and wash rooms to all railway stations?
No PSD's along the East Rail Line. I don't think there are any now that the terminus moved to Hung Hom again.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:23 AM   #3010
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No PSD's along the East Rail Line. I don't think there are any now that the terminus moved to Hung Hom again.
Wouldn't PSDs make it slightly unsafe for the East Rail? Many of the stations have a curve, making this huge gap between the train and the platform. Having PSDs would probably obstruct this view more, making it a potential safety hazard.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 06:44 PM   #3011
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This is not a problem, just look at New York (one of the few times New York is a good example) on line 1 or line 6.

On line 1 there is a sort of rectractable platform on the very tight curve at south ferry that extend to reach the train and fill the gap.

Same for line 6 at another station, I don't remember which one, its been almost 4 years since I last went to NY.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 11:37 PM   #3012
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This is not a problem, just look at New York (one of the few times New York is a good example) on line 1 or line 6.

On line 1 there is a sort of rectractable platform on the very tight curve at south ferry that extend to reach the train and fill the gap.

Same for line 6 at another station, I don't remember which one, its been almost 4 years since I last went to NY.
The old South Ferry station (with the giant gap) was recently replaced, and Union Square on the 4, 5, and 6 has gap fillers.

The light diagram, as useful as it is, must be a pain to update whenever service changes or new stations are added. If NYC got anything right, it was FIND.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 08:21 PM   #3013
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The light diagram, as useful as it is, must be a pain to update whenever service changes or new stations are added. If NYC got anything right, it was FIND.
Absolutely- the strip line diagram was definitely a major advance when they were first introduced on the IRT lines, but what ended up happening a lot was the 5 trains were used on the 2 lines, creating confusion amongst riders. (There was a small message that was lit when this happened though - "ROUTE CHANGE: This map not in use."

FIND should definitely be adopted, even by MTR, when their system grows so much that they can no longer fit the system into a geographically accurate display in trains.

The only problem with FIND is that sometimes NYC's subway conductors are not trained to use it properly.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 06:19 AM   #3014
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Absolutely- the strip line diagram was definitely a major advance when they were first introduced on the IRT lines, but what ended up happening a lot was the 5 trains were used on the 2 lines, creating confusion amongst riders. (There was a small message that was lit when this happened though - "ROUTE CHANGE: This map not in use."

FIND should definitely be adopted, even by MTR, when their system grows so much that they can no longer fit the system into a geographically accurate display in trains.

The only problem with FIND is that sometimes NYC's subway conductors are not trained to use it properly.
... or when it just freezes 10% of the time.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 06:26 AM   #3015
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Absolutely- the strip line diagram was definitely a major advance when they were first introduced on the IRT lines, but what ended up happening a lot was the 5 trains were used on the 2 lines, creating confusion amongst riders. (There was a small message that was lit when this happened though - "ROUTE CHANGE: This map not in use."

FIND should definitely be adopted, even by MTR, when their system grows so much that they can no longer fit the system into a geographically accurate display in trains.

The only problem with FIND is that sometimes NYC's subway conductors are not trained to use it properly.
The only problem with NYC subway display is it doesn't show the correct travel direction in one of the two bounds. The display goes against the travel direction of the train which confuses a lot of people, even if there is an arrow on the top corner. But I suspect the next generation can all be LED display, so that the direction of travel can be switched.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 07:21 AM   #3016
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What FIND can do a LCD Display can do no problem. What should be implemented on future systems are what the Japanese is beginning to do with most of their heavy rail lines. You can have three widescreen LCD displays displaying (from left to right):
  1. Overall System Information:
    Displays system map, location of the line and train in relation to other system routes, and system updates, disruptions, and delays
  2. Specific Route Information:
    Displays route map, connection stations, and the estimated arrival time it is expected to take to get to one station from where the train is, along with specific route updates and delays (such as elevator out-of-service updates, service disruptions, etc.)
  3. Next Station Information:
    Displays the layout of the platform of the next station, lists potential connections to other lines and bus services, which side the train doors will open, etc.

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LCD and automatic / voice announcements on a train between Shin-Narashino and Minami-Funabashi.


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Old August 29th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #3017
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未來十年香港鐵路網絡仍會繼續伸延

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Old August 29th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #3018
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People are quick to put the documentary on YouTube~
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Old August 30th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #3019
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People are quick to put the documentary on YouTube~
If only they would let me do some basic translation to add as annotations.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 11:27 PM   #3020
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If only they would let me do some basic translation to add as annotations.
I am sure RTHK will make an English version of the series, but you just have to wait for a little bit.
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