Calgary Transit Sucks!

Real What? …take 2 | 09/15/2011

The “RealTime information” boards on train platforms I referenced July 4, have proven to be another example of wasted money.

They show NOTHING but the time!!
Even the previous boards – which were also expensive wastes, and which were dropped after just about 2 years – showed the “next train”…
Problem with that was the fact that they showed the next train once the CURRENT train stopped at the platform.
Someone arriving from the back or side of the platform had no way of telling where the current** train was headed.
**This only refers to downtown core platforms, of course…

The new displays offer the time only, while any “information” is either read aloud or played from tape, over loudspeakers.
The biggest problem there, is that all too often, there’s traffic noise drowning out the speakers!
…and this is for another day…

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