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Network Rail and South Western Railway are testing a 3 m wide and 1·5 m high full-colour high-definition passenger information display screen supplied by Infotec at London Waterloo station.
Network Rail said this was the first time that a full colour LED display had been installed at one of its managed stations solely to provide passenger information. The trial is scheduled to last until December.
A six-month trial of a larger 5 m x 2·5 m display is planned for London Victoria starting in late September. Depending on the outcome, similar screens could then be rolled out elsewhere.
‘Accurate, real-time, and easy-to-understand customer information is critical to passengers’ experience in stations and is key to putting our passengers first’, said John Halsall, Managing Director of Network Rail’s Southern region.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
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