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dcist: “New Passenger Info in Metro Stations”

by Borderstan.com September 23, 2008 at 5:45 am 0

A Monday posting over at dcist:

On your way home tonight, keep an eye out for changes to how passenger information is displayed on the electronic monitors in Metro stations. From WMATA:

The new format will provide customers with specific information they can use to make travel decisions. For example, the monitors will provide information about the time it takes trains to pass through a location where they are sharing a single track, the estimated start time of a shuttle bus service between stations and alternate bus route information if special shuttle bus service is needed.

Let us know if you notice these changes today. We’ll be sure to discuss them tomorrow.

Service disruption messages will also no longer run as a crawl, but instead will appear as an initial alert screen with the identification as a “Service Advisory” for three seconds, followed by another screen with the specifics of the service disruption that will appear for up to five seconds.

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