PIDS going bonkers

 
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
When I was at North Melbourne today I noticed that they forgot Little River and are prepared for RRL.

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  Alphabet Train Controller

Location: Moonee Ponds
Around a week ago, a PID outside the validators at Melbourne Central was showing "All Hurstbridge trains are terminating at Epping."

And to compound the confusion, Epping trains were of course terminating at Keon Park on account of the ongoing South Morang works..
  shrekman Junior Train Controller

Location: E.R.D.
This morning at work, I noticed that the 0900 Werribee was running off platform 13. Direct to Southern Cross of course.. I have the photo to add to the archives of madness!!!
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
What scares me is I occasionally work with the things that program the PIDS.  And it's reeeeealy mundane.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
At North Melbourne the PIDs for the 2:11pm Ballarat show
Melton
- - -
Bacchus Marsh
Ballan
Ballarat
  712M Chief Commissioner

The gap is for Pawan, even though no trains stop there to pick up passengers (obviously because there is no longer a station there). Deer Park West, Geelong Racecourse and Rupertswood are also part of PRIDE II, Lynbrook was included for a short while last year and General Motors was deleted in 2007. Is it now PRIDE III since that the voice has changed?
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
The PIDs were also missing dashes for Ardeer, Deer Park and Rockbank.

The audio announcement was that it would run express from North Melbourne to Melton although it would stop at Footscray and Sunshine to pick up passengers.

This is my 700th post.  Razz
  spottyrahr Chief Commissioner

The PIDs were also missing dashes for Ardeer, Deer Park and Rockbank.

The audio announcement was that it would run express from North Melbourne to Melton although it would stop at Footscray and Sunshine to pick up passengers.
"Gauntlet"


Pride never announces pick up only stations.
  712M Chief Commissioner

The PIDs were also missing dashes for Ardeer, Deer Park and Rockbank.

The audio announcement was that it would run express from North Melbourne to Melton although it would stop at Footscray and Sunshine to pick up passengers.
"Gauntlet"


Pride never announces pick up only stations.
"spottyrahr"


And it is pretty normal for PRIDE to miss out on the dashes for skipped stops for V/Line. Not that it really matters as the train means nothing for Ardeer/Deer Park/Rockbank bound passengers.
  harrisfan124 Train Controller

Location: on the train/Sydenham line
no pids this morning at 9.20am at North Melbourne
  tomohawk Chief Commissioner

Location: Getting The Met to get around
And an Epping line football special I ran tonight showed on the PIDs as "All except West Richmond". That's a new one.

The LCD/CRT style PIDs showed dashed lines for West Richmond.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
Since there was a signal failure between Upper Ferntree Gully and Belgrave today buses were running and just before 2:00pm the PIDs at Bollocks Hill were showing -

"All Flinders St trains will terminate at Belgrave until further notice.
Alternative transport will be arranged."

and around 2:15pm there was-

"All Upper FT Gully trains will terminate at Upper FT Gully until further notice.
Alternative transport has been arranged."
  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

They screwed up their disruption mode.
  Calgully Deputy Commissioner

Location:

"All Upper FT Gully trains will terminate at Upper FT Gully until further notice."
"Gauntlet"


Reminds me of the famous quotation of "call made to the VR phone enquiries line in days of old.

"Does the Wonthaggi train stop at Wonthaggi"?
  Westernport Assistant Commissioner

Location: Not In Service
Posters are up at Loop stations outlining a 'customer information upgrade', with specific mention that LCD PIDs are to be installed on platforms and station concourses.

The posters outline that work is to begin in 'mid-October'.
  electric Chief Train Controller

Location: Ist mir egal
Does this mean there will be more of the type that exist at Melbourne Central, Platform 3 as a replacement for the CRT screens?
  712M Chief Commissioner

Does this mean there will be more of the type that exist at Melbourne Central, Platform 3 as a replacement for the CRT screens?
"electric"


If you mean the LED screens that play ads on the tunnel walls, then no. More likely that screens similar to the ones at Richmond and North Melbourne will be installed.
  tomohawk Chief Commissioner

Location: Getting The Met to get around
I'm all for it. Better informational signage is a good thing.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
When I got to Flinders Street at 1:10 pm today I noticed that there was a 12:56 Wendouree service scheduled to depart platform 10.
The evidence disappeared at 1:15.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
According to the PIDs on platform 9 at Richmond today's 5:59pm Upper Ferntree Gully football service was supposed to run express from Blackburn to Heathmont.
What really surprised me was that the 6:33 pm Lilydale train was scheduled to depart from platform 2 at Box Hill:!:

That hasn't happened for over 25 years.

And why is there a map of the network at Nunawading saying that this station is in zones 1+2?


Embarassed edited to show which stations it happened at.
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
According to the PIDs today's 5:59pm Upper Ferntree Gully football service was supposed to run express from Blackburn to Heathmont.
What really surprised me was that the 6:33 pm Lilydale train was scheduled to depart from platform 2 Exclamation
That hasn't happened for over 25 years.

And why is there a map of the network at Nunawading saying that this station is in zones 1+2?

"Gauntlet"


Was this a Lilydale train departing from Flinders Street or Ringwood?

Would have said that Belgrave and Lilydale trains always depart from #2 and #3 from Flinders Street.

  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
According to the PIDs today's 5:59pm Upper Ferntree Gully football service was supposed to run express from Blackburn to Heathmont.
What really surprised me was that the 6:33 pm Lilydale train was scheduled to depart from platform 2 Exclamation
That hasn't happened for over 25 years.

And why is there a map of the network at Nunawading saying that this station is in zones 1+2?

"Gauntlet"


Was this a Lilydale train departing from Flinders Street or Ringwood?

Would have said that Belgrave and Lilydale trains always depart from #2 and #3 from Flinders Street.

"tranzitjim"
Oops, I forgot to write that the strange express was displayed at Richmond and the observation about the  Lilydale train happened at Box Hill. Embarassed
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
Today at Southern Crock Platform 2 the PIDs were showing this service
12:18 North Melbourne

via Nth Melbourne to Nth Melbourne
Stopping All Stations

ACN45 and friends were waiting to take passengers.

  712M Chief Commissioner

Today at Southern Crock Platform 2 the PIDs were showing this service
12:18 North Melbourne

via Nth Melbourne to Nth Melbourne
Stopping All Stations

ACN45 and friends were waiting to take passengers.

"Gauntlet"


Non-PSR services to North Melbourne actually occur quite often, especially after the morning peak. However I am yet to see a V/Line non-PSR train.  Shocked
  Z181 Chief Train Controller

Location: Mernda
Platform 2 at Southern Cross tends to go crazy every now and then. You have either North Melbourne, then Epping, South Morang, Frankston and Flinder St services regularly wanting to go off there. VLine control can't change it either because the Metro PIDs have frozen it so sometimes can be up for hours.

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