The rail car's fullness indicator is rolled out on new trains over the Sydney rail network
- Passengers traveling on Waratah trains can see which train has the most space
- The new system uses weight indicators to indicate if there is room in every car
- NSW Transport has not confirmed whether all trains have the same information
Competing for a seat on Sydney trains has become much easier after rolling out a fullness indicator that indicates which carriages have the most space.
Passengers boarding the new Waratah trains can see which compartments are free through information on the platform boards.
The new system uses weight sensors and indicates where there are free seats or standing space on train wagons.
At this time the fullness indicator (shown) is only available for Waratah train transport
A color system is used in which green represents empty seats, yellow with available standing space and red, which means that the car is completely full.
& # 39; The weight sensor is used to estimate the number of people on board based on the average weight of a person, & # 39; said Sydney Trains in one twitter post.
& # 39; This measurement is taken every time the doors close and then the data is sent to our indicator boards, & # 39;
The addition was made after showing on NSW transport apps since March 2018.
The fullness indicator was added to transport apps (photos & # 39; s) in March 2018 and is now available on platform screens for all passengers
The system uses weight gauges to estimate how many seats are available (shown)
The decision was to make the information available to all customers by showing it in the apps and on the platform screens.
The fullness indicator is intended to help passengers find a seat in busy carriages or to wait for the next train.
Currently, the system is only available to those traveling on Waratah trains, which make up less than half of the Sydney railroad mass.
Commuters have praised the new feature with one social media user: & # 39; I like it! Very helpful, & # 39;
Many have praised the new addition with the comment of one person: & # 39; I like it! Really helpful, & # 39; (photo)
The new feature (pictured) helps passengers find empty seats on busy trains
Others have expressed concerns about how color-blind people will be able to read the information.
& # 39; About eight percent of men have red-green color blindness. Have you spoken to Vision Australia about making these indicators accessible to people with visual impairments? & # 39; a man on Twitter asked.
Some wonder how blind people get access to the information (pictured)
& # 39; But for us, color shutters, can you make the differences distinctive? & # 39; another commented.
NSW Transport has not confirmed whether all Sydney train lines will contain the new fullness indicator.
The system only applies to trains traveling on Waratah trains (photo)
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