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Yarra Trams, in partnership with Public Transport Victoria,
commenced a trial of enhanced passenger information screens on a
C1-Class tram today.
The trial tram (number 3028) has a Vehicle Passenger Information
System (VPIS) comprising four dual LCD screens, positioned for
maximum visibility within the tram, and automated audio
Yarra Trams' Director, Passenger and Network Innovation, Emilie
van de Graaff said the new system delivers more information to
passengers and improves the ease of travel for passengers with
hearing or vision impairments.
"VPIS LED screens are now installed on E, D, B2 and A-Class
trams across our fleet and we've had excellent feedback from
passengers," she said.
"About 87 per cent of our passengers said they were likely to
refer to on-board information screens.
"While we introduce these improvements for passengers with
accessibility needs, we know all passengers appreciate on-board
information - in particular those who are new to using our network,
whether they be visitors or Melburnians getting on board for the
The LCD trial screens will initially provide destination, next
three stops, Free Tram Zone and accessible stop information.
Integration of planned disruption information will be tested during
Subject to the success of the trial, LCD screens will be
installed on all 36 C1-Class trams. Roll-out is planned to commence
in late-2017 and expected to be complete by early-2018.
C1-Class tram 3028 runs on Routes 48 and 109. You can track this
tram around the network using the myTRAM function in tramTRACKER.
Tram passengers are encouraged to provide feedback about the
enhanced VPIS experience on tram 3028 during the trial.
Passenger feedback captured during the next four weeks will help
inform design, content and experience improvements.
For more information visit ptv.vic.gov.au or
call 1800 800 007 6am - midnight (all
night Friday & Saturday)