Has this been discussed on this website?
MILW (and others),
You're right of course, but just telling us here won't change much. Can I ask you, when you've calmed down a bit, to send a one-sentence email to Ms. Berejiklian (she's the transport minister), asking her to reinstate the sheet timetables at stations? Then, when it happens, you can claim at least some of the credit !
Instead of timetables we have posters of dorks with fake smiles telling us the biggest timetable change in a generation is great, but you can't see it, its a secret.
The public will tear strips off this lot, they spend millions deleting the L7 but won't spend a few bucks on timetables, are we all expected to have smart phones?
"From 1 July, Transport for NSW removed timetable posters from suburban stations that have real-time indicator screens."
I wonder if this is a subtle way of reducing the OTR awareness of the public. The indicators on platforms simply show the number of minutes until the train is "due"I recently encountered some sort of brief disruption at a major 3 platform metropolitan station at about 6 pm on a weekday, in which the indicators for trains to the City were blanked and the up platform was barricaded. No announcements. No talk of delays. No movement. Intending passengers just huddled on the concourse in a state of blissful ignorance. Then, all of a sudden, the indicators came back to life, barricades were removed and the City train arrived a few minutes later. We were over ten minutes late, of course, not that the due times on the indicators made us aware of that, nor did the lack of timetable posters and announcements. Funnily enough, none of the other passengers seemed particularly upset by this mystery mishap. Maybe the lack of information on delays and incidents means less negativity, leading to a more positive environment! I can see the customer focus now!
Waxy is on the right path. Its all about numbers at a high level even beyond rail executives. Its political adjustment and marketing. My last post got deleted because I told it how I see it.
I suspect the main reason for removing timetable posters is to simply encourage people to download and use the apps. The apps certainly increase OTR awareness.