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Finding a seat on jam-packed trains has been promised to get a little easier from today with the introduction of carriage capacity indicators.
Screens next to platforms at some key Sydney stations will now calculate how many customers are on board and where there’s space in each carriage.
Weight sensors on each of the 100 Waratah A and B trains — about half the Sydney Trains fleet — will send real-time information to the platforms.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance said Transport for NSW and Sydney Trains has been analysing the way customers behaved and moved at major stations including Chatswood, St Leonards, North Sydney and Epping.
The new carriage capacity indicators will help commuters know which carriages are full before the train arrives at the platform. Picture: Christian Gilles“This type of technology is used in stations around the world including in Singapore, Toyko, Seoul and Hong Kong,” Mr Constance said.
Sydney’s public transport has been confronted with surging use by a rapidly rising population — in March 2017 there were 30,682,314 individual trips on Sydney trains, according to Transport NSW.
By March 2019 that had increased by 6.5 per cent to be at 32,800,539 individual trips.
The displays will be connected to trains on the T1 North Shore and Western, T2 Inner West and Leppington, T3 Bankstown, T5 Cumberland, T7 Olympic Park (weekends only), T8 Airport and South and T9 Northern lines.
The carriage capacity indicator has been on real-time apps for over a year.
This article first appeared on www.adelaidenow.com.au
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