During 2015, we managed the installation of new passenger information systems at V/Line stations, to improve the journeys of thousands of regional passengers every day.
We rolled out the new technology at 33 stations on the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Gippsland lines, to give regional train travellers access to real-time travel information for the first time.
The equipment includes electronic displays, public address announcement messages and customer information points, which provide automated, accurate and timely information about train times, service changes and platform alterations.
They also allow V/Line to provide up-to-the-minute information to their customers if there is a disruption or incident.
As the information is provided in both audio and visual formats, it is accessible by customers with hearing and visual impairments.
We installed the systems at the following stations:
Clarkefield, Riddells Creek, Gisborne, Macedon, Woodend, Kyneton, Malmsbury, Castlemaine, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo
Nar Nar Goon, Tynong, Garfield, Bunyip, Longwarry, Drouin, Warragul, Yarragon, Trafalgar, Moe Morwell, Traralgon
Little River, Lara, Corio, Geelong, North Shore, North Geelong
Rockbank, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Ballarat
Engineers Australia award
Our work on the development of regional passenger information display systems for public transport received a high commendation in the Control Systems, Networks, Information Processing and Telecommunications category at the Engineers Australia (Victoria Division) Engineering Excellence Awards held in October 2016.