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Melbourne suburban passenger information displays

Next train displays at Melbourne suburban railway stations.

'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

Friday 6 March 2015 09:27 AM
Viewed 1161 times
(1 time this month, 94 times this year)

Redesigned layout for the next train boards at Flinders Street Station

Tuesday 17 February 2015 18:07 PM
Viewed 1421 times
(2 times this week, 19 times this month, 141 times this year)

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

Friday 13 February 2015 08:30 AM
Viewed 974 times
(6 times this month, 90 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?''

Wednesday 11 February 2015 18:46 PM
Viewed 736 times
(7 times this month, 78 times this year)

Redesigned layout for the 'small' next train summary board at Flinders Street Station

Have fun trying to read it in a hurry, and it doesn't tell you the most important bit of information - how long until your train leaves!

Thursday 5 February 2015 17:04 PM
Viewed 1222 times
(19 times this month, 128 times this year)

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

Thursday 5 February 2015 17:04 PM
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(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 66 times this year)

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

Thursday 5 February 2015 17:03 PM
Viewed 831 times
(7 times this month, 62 times this year)

Redesigned layout for the 'main' next train summary boards at Flinders Street Station

Have fun trying to read it in a hurry, and it doesn't tell you the most important bit of information - how long until your train leaves!

Thursday 5 February 2015 17:03 PM
Viewed 1211 times
(1 time this week, 27 times this month, 138 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!

Thursday 5 February 2015 17:02 PM
Viewed 863 times
(19 times this month, 104 times this year)

Redesigned layout for the 'main' next train summary boards at Flinders Street Station

Have fun trying to read it in a hurry, and it doesn't tell you the most important bit of information - how many minutes until your train leaves!

Thursday 5 February 2015 16:46 PM
Viewed 1493 times
(1 time this week, 52 times this month, 202 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.

Tuesday 3 February 2015 07:23 AM
Viewed 966 times
(18 times this month, 90 times this year)

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

Friday 23 January 2015 08:36 AM
Viewed 918 times
(1 time this month, 73 times this year)

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

Thursday 25 December 2014 09:28 AM
Viewed 841 times
(3 times this month, 91 times this year)

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

Tuesday 2 December 2014 17:53 PM
Viewed 1071 times
(11 times this month, 75 times this year)

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

Tuesday 2 December 2014 17:53 PM
Viewed 1185 times
(15 times this month, 88 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

Friday 28 November 2014 18:47 PM
Viewed 807 times
(1 time this month, 63 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'

Friday 28 November 2014 07:32 AM
Viewed 736 times
(2 times this month, 68 times this year)

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

Friday 28 November 2014 07:07 AM
Viewed 832 times
(1 time this month, 67 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'

Friday 28 November 2014 07:05 AM
Viewed 817 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 73 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!

Tuesday 11 November 2014 20:24 PM
Viewed 766 times
(10 times this month, 53 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!

Friday 7 November 2014 17:54 PM
Viewed 954 times
(13 times this month, 81 times this year)

New LCD PIDS displaying the next trains to depart Waurn Ponds station

Sunday 26 October 2014 15:25 PM
Viewed 1314 times
(2 times this month, 93 times this year)

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

Wednesday 15 October 2014 16:23 PM
Viewed 924 times
(3 times this month, 68 times this year)

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

Thursday 9 October 2014 19:17 PM
Viewed 798 times
(6 times this month, 76 times this year)
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