Here’s what the new platform Passenger Information Display Screens (PIDS in transport lingo) at the inner-city stations look like:
They show much the same information as the old screens, but now it’s widescreen, and clearer. (I haven’t checked to see if they still abbreviate Greensborough to “GREENSBORO” when it’s the destination.)
If only I could work out how to unscrew one of these screens and take it home to watch DVDs on…
However, here’s what one at Richmond looked like the other week:
It was booting over and over when we saw it. Whoops.
There is another glitch: the displays above the central stairwell at Richmond have a list of the next few direct Flinders Street and City Loop trains, for people changing trains. Unfortunately they display V/Line trains on them, which suburban passengers can’t use.
Hopefully that’ll be fixed soon.