Friday, August 7, 2015
Signs of the week
I've ridden public transportation in many of the great cities of the world, and as a visitor, have spent lots of time checking out the information displays. You don't want to miss your stop or end up on the wrong train, so systems that tell you what's ahead are much appreciated.
Although Paris and London, my two most recent great-city-transportation experiences, have good maps and markings, I have to give points to Tokyo for their in-car displays. These are all digital, appearing in sequence on a screen above each door.
It'll take some doing to louse up this train ride.
Posted by Kathleen Loomis at 6:09 AM
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Having "how many minutes until" signs in the cars is so organised! It's a big step forward to have those signs on the platforms - it's certainly made a big difference in London, compared with the bad old days of never knowing when the next train might arrive. But what makes the most difference is being able to run the trains more closely together ... and to have more trains on the line.ReplyDelete
This is terrific! We have so much to learn . . . .ReplyDelete