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Sydney train electronic platform signs explained: capacity, time, and stop information

Commuters stunned as TikToker reveals little-known details about Sydney trains: ‘How did I never know’

  • TikToker Adrian Widjonarko shares the meaning of color cards for trains in Sydney
  • Maps on platform signs show the capacity of the train’s incoming wagons
  • Capacity information is available at Waratah stops and is measured using weight

A savvy Sydney commuter has explained what a confusing color map on train signs means.

Famous ‘Places in Sydney’ TikToker Adrian Widjonarko said a color-coded orange, red and green map on electronic platform information boards show how busy arriving trains are in a video on Sunday.

The map shows rectangles corresponding to the incoming train cars, green showing the cars with the most available seats, red indicating that the car is full.

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The colored maps on the platforms in Sydney (above) show which cars on the incoming train have high capacity

The colored maps on the platforms in Sydney (above) show which cars on the incoming train have high capacity

The screens also show when the next train arrives, how many cars it has and where it stops.

The capacity chart is designed to allow commuters to choose less crowded carriages for their journey.

Transport capacity information is also available in the TripView and Opal apps.

“I didn’t know this, screens show the activity in each carriage,” Mr. Widjonarko said.

Capacity information is available at Waratah train stops and is measured using weight censorship

Capacity information is available at Waratah train stops and is measured using weight censorship

Rail Express told Yahoo News the capacity information is only available at Waratah train stops, including the T1 North Shore and Western Lines, and is measured using weight sensors.

Commentators were amazed at the new information.

“How did I never know this,” wrote one commenter.

‘Really? I always thought it showed you which carriage was closest to the exit,” said another.

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