Huge Tellies in ARS

 
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
Do we really think that the cost of 3 or 4 large TV screens would be better spent on closing a level crossing, or a grade separation?

get real
theanimal
Do you think the advertising company that spent the money installing the screens gives a dam about level crossings?

get real

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  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
blissful silence from the on-board audio graffiti the rest of the way.
"justapassenger"
What? How did you know to 'mind the gap'?!
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
[quite="justapassenger"]Not one rule in the Australian Road Rules has distraction included among the list of approved defences. If anything, admitting so is tantamount to saying "please charge me for driving without due care."[/quote] Spot on. A defence of distraction will never be accepted, and you won't find a decent lawyer to take the case. It's one of the reasons no one has successfully appealed a finding based on mobile phone use.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
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  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
How about installing seat back TVs in every railcar for passenger comfort?
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
Do we really think that the cost of 3 or 4 large TV screens would be better spent on closing a level crossing, or a grade separation?

get real
theanimal
One suspects that the prices of different things (TVs - really cheap, grade separation - really expensive) are not always fully appreciated.
  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
I understand that because ARS is a very busy place during peak hour and Admet would get significant revenue from advertisements that are shown on the TVs. This "profit" made can go towards running and improving the network.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

I understand that because ARS is a very busy place during peak hour and Admet would get significant revenue from advertisements that are shown on the TVs. This "profit" made can go towards running and improving the network.
Heath Loxton
It will be almost pure profit for PTS. All they would have had to do before the media company came and installed the screens would have been to make sure the electrical supply was adequate and print off a couple of site passes for the technicians.

Do we really think that the cost of 3 or 4 large TV screens would be better spent on closing a level crossing, or a grade separation?

get real
One suspects that the prices of different things (TVs - really cheap, grade separation - really expensive) are not always fully appreciated.
SAR523
Indeed. Unless the media company has previously been commissioned to produce ads spruiking the government's infrastructure projects, I doubt that the cost of a grade separation will ever come to their attention.

In addition, those screens will almost certainly be leased rather than bought. Businesses in the media field don't like tying up capital in technical assets if they can avoid it.

How about installing seat back TVs in every railcar for passenger comfort?
Heath Loxton
Bad idea, even if we were talking about longer distance services. First Great Western tried that on a handful of HST sets used on the London-Wales and London-Devon/Cornwall routes, but they have now all been deactivated and will be removed when that stock is refurbished for its transfer to Abellio Scotrail.

The reason is simple - almost everyone has their own device with their own content these days. Wifi access points would attract much higher demand than seat-back screens.
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
I've seen screens in stations in Sydney and Brisbane. Now Adelaide?
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
They're in the Melbourne City Loop stations now too, you get adverts screening on the walls everywhere like in Minority Report. It's really annoying but authorities desperately need the money so they're selling out the space where-ever they can.  The trains on my line also have huge vinyl stickers inside and out advertising such classy things as Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and Crown Casino.
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
I would doubt these screens have been installed by any Railway but done by some media company and they pay the Railway a Fee for it to be there the same as those in Chemist Shops, Newsagents, Sporting Grounds soley for the purpose of Advertising and dont display any FTA Television channels.

One local Newsagent was very pleased after a then quite large flatscreen (40 inch $1500/$2000 back then ?) was installed to have the Company go broke and he got the TV.

If these screens are connected to the Internet and most probably are, they can be updated in minutes to display what ever product its advertising where the old printed poster  could never be changed that fast.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
One local Newsagent was very pleased after a then quite large flatscreen (40 inch $1500/$2000 back then ?) was installed to have the Company go broke and he got the TV.
gordon_s1942
Lucky him! The panels themselves are ridiculously cheap now, if they're bought in bulk by a media company then they work out to a few hundred each so setting up a few dozen of them in a wall display actually doesn't cost them that much. As you say, easier than having to replace a poster and they're really hard to ignore when they take up an entire wall ('penetration' in ad-speak).
  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
Yes I can see the point there. How about the TVs showing Big Brother in prime time? id catch the train to the city just to watch it. Smile
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Yes I can see the point there. How about the TVs showing Big Brother in prime time? id catch the train to the city just to watch it. Smile
Heath Loxton

You probably need to get a life...
  vinelander Junior Train Controller

Come on Heath! Stop taking the p1ss out of us. Home And Away and I'd stay at ARS until 1931. Of course later on Thursdays. I also reckon The Vinelander has a good point. (What's happening in Summer Bay these days?)
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Probably the same damn thing as when you last looked at it.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

I vote for no Big Brother or Home and Away.

We already have enough problems with the station staff hiding away in their bunker away from the punters without the additional incentive of Heath and Mike hanging around like a bad smell.

Putting the footy on could be good, the Power fans could catch the fourth quarter on their way home from the match.
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
I vote for no Big Brother or Home and Away.


Putting the footy on could be good, the Power fans could catch the fourth quarter on their way home from the match.
justapassenger
That would be great as the Brawls between Fans could continue on without interruption until either the Match is over or there is no one left standing and able to fight.

I'd go further and run 'Footy Specials' with carriages totally stripped out like a Cattle Wagon, slotted floors and louvered sides to give them more fighting space and easier to hose out at the end of the day.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

That would be great as the Brawls between Fans could continue on without interruption until either the Match is over or there is no one left standing and able to fight.
gordon_s1942
It seems my post was a bit ambiguous.

Just to be clear: I was talking about Australian Rules football which is largely enjoyed quite amicably with nothing more than a bit of friendly banter between fans of opposing teams, not soccer which in Australia is dominated by ethnic factions and often sees fans throwing flares at each other.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Not to mention the walkouts of fans, sorry, thugs, when the league tried to name and shame...

I note today the soccer board is implementing an appeals, sorry, rematch policy, just in case it wasn't all sorted the first time around.

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