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Old July 28th, 2005, 10:20 AM   #21
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On the Montréal Métro the in-car LED screens flash the name of the station while connecting Métro/AMT/bus routes scroll beneath the name as the train pulls into the station. (This is my favourite feature of these screens.) As it leaves the name of the next station flashes on the screen. In between station the screens have a ticker with news, sports, entertainment and weather - in French of course as well as the date and time. Station names are announced automatically as the name comes up on the screen.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 10:40 AM   #22
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Most of Melbournes trains have LED display (all exept older stock) THough it is only limited in what it says.

The station it is at. Next station (also displaying if it is an express or not)
And if the next station has other lines branching off, what those lines are.
FOr example, what i see everyday on the way to school:

'Malvern...'
"The next stop will be South Yarra, passengers for the Sandringham line, please change trains at South yarra"

As well as the scrolling text, a voice also says the same information, though i wish Time and weather were included.

It's basic, but it helps.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 07:15 PM   #23
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Yes, if it's five minutes - you really need a display to tell you if the train is coming. You're still a T.O. basher. That's all I was getting at. By the way, are you from or residing in vancouver - or any other western canadian city?
Is anything I am saying not true? Toronto does lack these facilities whereas they are commonplace on many transit systems around the world. Does pointing that out constitute bashing? I know it's hard on the ear to hear all this but it just highlights how years of neglect have resulted in a substandard system behind those of other modern cities. By the way, I have a residence in Toronto, but I'm not there most of the year.
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Old July 29th, 2005, 08:16 AM   #24
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I don't think most North American cities even have a scheduled metro (as in, the train arrives at 8:35 PM at station X)... it seems more like they just dispatch a train when they feel like it, and say the schedule is "train every 5 minutes between 7 and 9 AM".
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Old August 1st, 2005, 10:15 PM   #25
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"I have a residence in Toronto" - don't BS.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 03:33 AM   #26
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A train arrival display system will be perfect for trains that are dispatched "at random". Since passengers can no longer rely on paper schedules for exact arrival times, having train arrival times shown will be extremely helpful. I don't think urban subway systems run on set times from the hour. Rather, frequencies are shown in ranges, such as every 2-3 minutes or every 8-9 minutes.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 03:39 AM   #27
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"I have a residence in Toronto" - don't BS.
Silly. He's not BSing.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 05:08 AM   #28
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Depends on the line and sometimes rolling stock version in Tokyo. On the Yamanote and a few other lines there's an LCD TV that shows a map of the line, travel time to downstream stations, transfers at next station, which side doors open, layout of next station (stairs, escalators, elevator location), final destination, and train type (express local). If there's a break in the schedule or a cancelled service on another line, it'll have a little text message too. All in Japanese and English.

Some trains just have an LED that says next station, final destination, train type, and transfers at next station. Some trains have nothing. Gradually more trains are getting LEDs, and some LCD TVs.
You're correct. LCD TVs in the train are a usual sight in Tokyo.







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Old August 4th, 2005, 04:30 PM   #29
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The visual and text information is so helpful! Wish they had that kind of stuff here. All they use the LCDs for here are advertisements and on the NEL, videos of what to do in emergencies.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 04:57 PM   #30
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underground television : http://images.google.de/imgres?imgur...lr%3D%26sa%3DG

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:45 AM   #31
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Electronic Information Display Boards In Your City's Metro

Electronic Information Display Boards In Your City's Metro
These are the boards that display estimated train arrival times in your city's metro system. How do they look like?
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 07:11 PM   #32
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Here's one from London Underground:


Toronto, Paris, Montréal, NY and Chicago don't have one (AFAIK).
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 08:19 PM   #33
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Munich: New type



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Old September 3rd, 2005, 08:44 PM   #34
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There are roughly 200-250 London Underground Stations with electronic display boards. With the rest of London's heavy rail counted, the figure is somewhere between 400 and 500 stations with electronic display/plasma screens.
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 09:34 PM   #35
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In Taipei.. there are two types in ever station.. there are the old dot matrix banner displays.. and the new lcds

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 09:36 PM   #36
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:47 PM   #37
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Hong Kong MTR
Source : http://www.gakei.com

Route Map on Trains (with flashing lights showing next station, interchange, and which doors will open) :






Electronic screen that will show next train arrival times :
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 11:10 PM   #38
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Old September 4th, 2005, 12:47 AM   #39
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Wow, is the Montreal Metro one new? I've neer seen that before! Or is it just that station? Now that I think of it, I do remember seeing the boards on Line 14 with the signs in Paris.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:24 AM   #40
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