DLR tests live on-train information

DLR tests live on-train information – Passenger information

A REAL-TIME on-train passenger information system, Velocity, is being tested in commercial service on four trains operating on London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) light metro network.

The trains are each equipped with eight thin film transistor (TFT) screens. A regular 15-minute programme will provide passengers with a mix of news, weather, and transport information, and will include advertising. However, the transmission will be visual only as the operator says it wishes to respect the privacy of passengers. The news content will be updated six times daily by a London newspaper, via a fibre optic cable link and radio transmission.

DLR will be able to feed in real time travel information for passengers. If the trial is successful, it could be extended throughout the network at an estimated cost of [pounds sterling]3 million. Infoscreen, Germany.

(Reader Service No N10)

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