Australia Sydney train commuters get new seat info

06:45  16 may  2018
06:45  16 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Sydney Trains' New App Helps You Find A Seat

  Sydney Trains' New App Helps You Find A Seat Public transport users know the pain. You get to the station, stand in your usual spot on the platform and when the train rolls in, there aren't any seats in the carriages close to you. But by using some sensors that weigh the carriages, Sydney trains will be able to let you know which carriages have the fewest people, helping you find a seat for the long commute. Sydney is the first city in Australia to enable access to data from sensors on trains via their app. As a train rolls into your station, you'll be able to identify the lightest carriage and, therefore, the one most likely to have some free seats.

On her first day back in the office, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian describes the Harbour City's train network as a work in progress after last week's meltdown.

Sydney commuters have had mixed reactions to the news that half of passengers on NSW inter-city trains will be forced to sit backwards.

Commuters wait for a train at Strathfield station. © AAP Image/David Moir Commuters wait for a train at Strathfield station. Frustrated train travellers across Sydney, already fed up with packed carriages, have been given access to data that shows if they'll get a seat on their daily commute.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance announced Sydney Trains customers will now be able to choose their carriage based on real-time train occupancy data.

"Since 2016, customers have had access to bus occupancy data to help choose the right service for them. Now train customers can see how full their train is before it arrives," Ms Berejiklian said in a statement on Wednesday.

The data will be available for more than 600,000 customer trips on Waratah trains every day.

Susan Lamb clear to contest by-election after renouncing UK citizenship .
Labor's Susan Lamb has had her British citizenship renounced, clearing the way for her to nominated for the by-election for her Queensland seat. Ms Lamb resigned last week for being a dual citizen and therefore unable to sit in Federal Parliament.It came, along with the resignations of two other Labor MPs, almost immediately after the High Court ruled colleague Katy Gallagher was ineligible to be in the Senate. © AAP Susan Lamb has finally renounced her UK citizenship.

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