Tech & Science Sydney Trains' New App Helps You Find A Seat

13:08  16 may  2018
13:08  16 may  2018 Source:   lifehacker.com.au

Sydney train commuters get new seat info

  Sydney train commuters get new seat info Sydney train commuters are being given access to new technology which shows whether their train is too full for them to find a seat.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.

In an emergency use the Emergency Help Points at stations, speak to a Sydney Trains staff member or call 000. If you sit in the middle, you 're away from the more shaky spots between each train car. Find a seat and face forward.

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a person holding a bag© Provided by Allure Media Pty Ltd 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. The data will be live tonight and available to popular transport apps. So, as well as being able to see when your train is coming, you'll be able to work out which carriage you'll get a seat in.

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Help Centre. I don't think you 'd notice the difference in the seats between the two trains . The trains are usually full, but there is always a particular demographic on NSW trains . Show Prices. Sydney , New South Wales.

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Most people tend to head for the centre of there train so, while those carriages might be packed, there are often seats at front and rear of the train.

When you're looking at an app with the data, carriages will be labelled as either green yellow or red depending on whether there are seats, filling up or full respectively.

The bad news is that the data isn't available for every train. Only about half the Sydney train network operates with the Waratah trains which have the required hardware to collect and share the data although another 24 Waratah trains are being added to the network over the next few months.

As more people turn to public transport in order to avoid congested traffic and as the population continues to sprawl, the public transport network is under increasing pressure to improve services for commuters. And while this doesn't add any more seats or capacity, it does mean travellers can increase their chances of finding a seat and having a more comfortable trip.

These Apps Let You See How Full Your Peak Hour Train Is

  These Apps Let You See How Full Your Peak Hour Train Is Data is now available to a wide range of transport apps which will allow commuters to know which trains are dealing with the most traffic.The update rolled out earlier this week and provides data across the half a million plus trips on Waratah type trains across Sydney. Sensors detect how 'full' a carriage is based on its individual weight, with differing readouts across the various apps showing how full a train is - and by extension, whether or not you're likely to get a seat. It's a good initiative, though there are still plenty of older trains on the Sydney network where the data won't be available.

Find contacts. Book a seat on NSW TrainLink Regional services. Getting around Sydney . Sydney is serviced by regular trains , buses, trams and ferries and there are several taxi and car hire companies. Use the Trip Planner or download a transport app to help plan your travel.

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It also highlights how data can help deliver better services by helping organisations better utilise the resources they have.

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