Post by eastender
This new pilot screen at Shoreditch High Street station shows you how
busy each of the carriages are before you board your train. Green means
It's quiet in here, amber means It's getting a bit busy and red means
This is rammed (or words to that effect). Something similar happens on
the new Thameslink trains, although on Thameslink the displays are
inside the carriages, not in the stations.
If you have to have either one or the other, having it on the platforms
is better than having it on the trains, as it means that you can board
at the right place instead of having to fight your way through a crowded
train to get to the right place.
Having it where the staircase splits to go to the platforms seems a bit
odd though, as it won't be seen by the people who would get the most
benefit from it - that is, people in wheelchairs or with baby buggies,
who will use the lifts.
Nevertheless - hurrah! And I assume that little problems like that will
be fixed when the system is rolled out more widely. This is presumably
just a trial to make sure that it's reliable.
David Cantrell | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david
Blessed are the pessimists, for they test their backups