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Old September 4th, 2005, 03:13 AM   #41
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Taipei has bus transfer electronic displays too that tell you where the bus is / what direction it's heading / when it's due to arrive. Do other cities have this too?

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Old September 4th, 2005, 04:45 AM   #42
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Taipei has bus transfer electronic displays too that tell you where the bus is / what direction it's heading / when it's due to arrive. Do other cities have this too?

I saw those displays at the major bus stops in KAOHSIUNG TOO! Cool!!! Taiwan is certainly innovative. Singapore had plans for such displays but dropped them after a few years of feasibility studies (which cost quite a bit) due to unresolved technical issues.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 04:57 AM   #43
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It all happened fairly quickly too. Taipei has changed a lot. Since the last time I went back in 2001.. Taipei's public transport has:

-introduced LCD displays in busses and MRT
-introduced contactless EasyCard for use on busses, MRT, and public parking
-introduced LED displays in busses displaying route information / location
-introduced displays for bus route information at majour bus stops and MRT stations

The system (especially busses) used to be rather chaotic.. but it's loads better now.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:01 AM   #44
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I saw bus departure times on an LED screen at a major Hong Kong bus terminus a couple of years ago (ie. Route 2 departing in 3 minutes).
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:04 AM   #45
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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.
I saw projection televisions at Berri-UQAM Station with news, weather, and next train arrival time.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:10 AM   #46
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It all happened fairly quickly too. Taipei has changed a lot. Since the last time I went back in 2001.. Taipei's public transport has:

-introduced LCD displays in busses and MRT
-introduced contactless EasyCard for use on busses, MRT, and public parking
-introduced LED displays in busses displaying route information / location
-introduced displays for bus route information at majour bus stops and MRT stations

The system (especially busses) used to be rather chaotic.. but it's loads better now.
What do you mean by chaotic? Any pictures of these displays?

Its AMAZING how Taipei manages to implement so many transport initiatives in such a short span of time, and sometimes, even managed to complete the implementation of the new initiative ahead of another city even though it started later...cool...

Even the animated traffic lights and countdown timer for both pedestrians and vehicles are cool!!!

Singapore has since 2002
- implemented the ezlink contactless smart card for travel on buses, MRT & LRT & for some payment of goods and services
- installed live lcd tv in 1500 buses.
- installed lcd & led in all newer trains produced from 2000 onwards.
- installed led in many buses (its still being tested so no one knows for sure what they are for until they are switched on, i am guessing next bus stop information)

Before 2000-2002
- only flip dot matrix displays were found in the subway stations (eventually replaced by plasma and led displays)
- only CRT monitors displaying bus departure times were found in bus interchanges/terminals only, no bus stop has them.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:35 AM   #47
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Well by chaotic I meant.. no displays at all. The bus system only had paper printouts of routes at bus stops. Once you got on the bus.. there was no way of knowing where you were / what stop the bus was actually at. Plus I saw a fair number of foreigners who had issues with when to pay on the bus (in Taipei some busses have you pay the fare getting on.. others when getting off).

Everything has been cleared up now and the system is efficient and user-friendly. Cheers
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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:24 PM   #48
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Taipei has bus transfer electronic displays too that tell you where the bus is / what direction it's heading / when it's due to arrive. Do other cities have this too?

Yeah there are things like that in most cities in the UK even at the smaller bus stops.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 03:53 PM   #49
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much medium cities has equivalent system in france.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 04:45 PM   #50
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Taipei has bus transfer electronic displays too that tell you where the bus is / what direction it's heading / when it's due to arrive. Do other cities have this too?
Several cities in Japan
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #51
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Here's Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:01 PM   #52
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A blurry picture of the projection TV at Berri-UQAM in Montreal :

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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:37 PM   #53
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^ Projection TVs? How old-fashioned...
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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:54 PM   #54
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Some LEDs in Tokyo

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Old September 5th, 2005, 01:20 AM   #55
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Taipei has bus transfer electronic displays too that tell you where the bus is / what direction it's heading / when it's due to arrive. Do other cities have this too?
Bus displays -- I've seen them in London and Hamburg. They are a great improvement for bus travel. Before the displays came it was always unclear whether a bus was approaching or gone.

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http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrgas...nagementsystem
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Old September 6th, 2005, 03:26 PM   #56
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TIMS (Train Information Management System) of JR East in Tokyo

on board monitors/TVs: Yamanote Loop Line in Tokyo

destinations, arrival time, transfer information, current operation status, the places and maps of the gates, staircases and elevators/escalators, and so on (both in Japanese and English)



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Old September 6th, 2005, 03:52 PM   #57
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Amsterdam Metro information display:



Amsterdam Tram information display:

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Old September 6th, 2005, 04:26 PM   #58
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BERLIN metro:





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Old September 6th, 2005, 08:20 PM   #59
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The display in Yamanote Line also shows the current weather of some important downtowns within the loop line. It doesn't seem making any difference amongst them for such short distances but it does slightly.


This one shows the weather information in the metropolitan area:

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