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Melbourne suburban passenger information displays

Next train displays at Melbourne suburban railway stations.

PIDS displaying an express Craigieburn service - no stops between the city and Craigieburn!

16 March 2015 08:50 AM
Viewed 531 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 60 times this year)

Counter-peak express service on the Glen Waverley line

It stops at Kooyong and Gardiner because of the speed restriction over the tramway crossings

13 March 2015 07:50 AM
Viewed 2878 times
(7 times this week, 23 times this month, 319 times this year)

Empty cars move advertised as a '7.50 service to Riversdale' on the PIDS at Flinders Street Station

The other week the screens were showing 'Arrival / Not Taking Passengers' - there seems to have been a regression in the software?

13 March 2015 07:44 AM
Viewed 625 times
(7 times this month, 64 times this year)

'Arrival / Not Taking Passengers' displayed on the PIDS at Flinders Street Station

For a number of weeks the destination of empty car moves was also displayed on the screen, resulting in passengers inadvertently boarding the train, then having to get kicked off

6 March 2015 09:27 AM
Viewed 712 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 58 times this year)

'St Albans' limited express train on the PIDS at Sunshine

13 February 2015 08:30 AM
Viewed 571 times
(1 time this week, 15 times this month, 61 times this year)

What is the point of PIDS on the up platform at Sunshine, when it only ever says 'Trains to Southern Cross not taking passengers?''

11 February 2015 18:46 PM
Viewed 473 times
(3 times this week, 10 times this month, 50 times this year)

A closeup of the new barely readable layout for the platform-specific screens along the main concourse

5 February 2015 17:04 PM
Viewed 478 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 40 times this year)

New barely readable layout for the platform-specific screens along the main concourse at Flinders Street

5 February 2015 17:03 PM
Viewed 575 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 41 times this year)

Frankston, Sandringham and Werribee services displayed above the entrance to Flinders Street platforms 12 and 13

With a better layout than the other screens, but still missing the most important bit of information - how many minutes until your train leaves!

5 February 2015 17:02 PM
Viewed 576 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 39 times this year)

Swan Hill service displayed on the PIDS at Footscray - with 5 stops omitted from the display

Some of the '...' items are real stations the train skips, while others are phantom locations from the working timetable.

3 February 2015 07:23 AM
Viewed 589 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 57 times this year)

V/Line only PIDS at Sunshine station, with the display redesigned to be more readable

23 January 2015 08:36 AM
Viewed 564 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 52 times this year)

'No trains depart from this platform' notice on the PIDS at Blackburn platform 3

25 December 2014 09:28 AM
Viewed 581 times
(2 times this week, 14 times this month, 49 times this year)

V/Line only PIDS added to the concourse at Footscray station

2 December 2014 17:53 PM
Viewed 786 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 75 times this year)

V/Line only PIDS added to the concourse at Footscray station

2 December 2014 17:53 PM
Viewed 798 times
(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 86 times this year)

Pair of V/Line only PIDS added to the concourse at Sunshine station

They display the next trains to depart from platform 4

28 November 2014 18:47 PM
Viewed 559 times
(5 times this month, 36 times this year)

Recently installed LED PIDS installed at Hawksburn station platform 4

It spends most of the time displaying 'Pakenham and Cranbourne customers catch the next train on platform 2'

28 November 2014 07:32 AM
Viewed 468 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 44 times this year)

'Southport' manufactured flipdot PIDS on the concourse at Hawksburn station

28 November 2014 07:07 AM
Viewed 588 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 49 times this year)

Recently installed LED PIDS installed at Hawksburn station platform 3

It spends most of the time displaying 'All Melbourne trains depart platform 1'

28 November 2014 07:05 AM
Viewed 563 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 40 times this year)

V/Line PIDS back in use at Sunshine station

Note that only 1/3 of the screen is displaying useful information - the platform already has a clock!

11 November 2014 20:24 PM
Viewed 539 times
(1 time this month, 37 times this year)

'Stand clear train departing' message displayed on the PIDS about a minute before departure time

The theory must be that if a passenger doesn't know what train it is, they won't rush the doors!

7 November 2014 17:54 PM
Viewed 624 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 51 times this year)

V/Line PIDS on Sunshine platform 3, yet to be switched on

15 October 2014 16:23 PM
Viewed 639 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 48 times this year)

When trains run late, the next train displays show them out of order

9 October 2014 19:17 PM
Viewed 521 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 41 times this year)

Next train displays on the concourse at North Melbourne station

They display trains on each line, as well as the relevant shortworkings for each one

23 September 2014 08:21 AM
Viewed 481 times
(7 times this month, 40 times this year)

Next train display finally telling the truth - and the trains are almost on time

13 September 2014 20:34 PM
Viewed 436 times
(3 times this week, 13 times this month, 38 times this year)
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