new departure boards at gct

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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by ajp » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:55 pm

now that the New HAven side is totally replaced, it makes the Harlem/Hudson side pale in comparison

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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by mcgrath618 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:30 pm

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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by radioman2001 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:38 pm

The new boards have gone through many evolutions since conception. A lot of back and forth with the Historical Society, and brightness I think was one issue.

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Thought that just occurred to me-- will LIRR departures be posted on the boards in the main concourse, or will they only be listed "down below" in the LIRR's sub-sub-basement concourse?

There will MNRR (smaller Kiosk style) boards on or close to entrance/exits of LIRR (maybe platforms?) and same style LIRR boards in MNN space yet to be determined. BTW any boards in GCT have to go through the Historical Society, in LIRR space that's not needed as it it new space.

Personally I love the old flip boards, and they are actually still made by Solari.

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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by ajp » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:24 am

I wonder what’s holding up replacing the departure boards
got the Harlem/Hudson lines

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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:39 pm

budget maybe , rome was not built in one day.
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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by ajp » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:10 pm

or the powers that be haven’t made up their minds whether they like the new sign before the 180 day return warranty is up

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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by RearOfSignal » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:56 pm

All of the information signs at the train gates are supposed to be replaced as well.
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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:23 am

Fear not, as of midnight today the Harlem boards were being replaced.
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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by ajp » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:27 pm

now that the big displays are installed and have passed muster with the rr and historical commission
and rearofsignal says the track boards will follow
I wonder of the displays around the subway entrances and tvm lobbies will follow suit?
I was always amused that there was a departure display in
the old Annie Moore’s bar across the street from the Vanderbilt entrance
Don’t know if the new Annie’s was graced the same way

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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:01 pm

Why would those little screens need replacing? They have nothing to do with the beat up LCDs that are being replaced in the main concourse... How much fancier does a monitor showing track numbers next to TVMs and outside the subway need to be?
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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by ajp » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:21 am

in the grandiose scheme of things as they tout their new new on the go information marketing
there might be some genius or the historical society that wants a unified look
How else can you monetarily justify replacing the track boards that look nowhere as beat up as the replaced big boards
Or is it to change the technology of the segmented display system to just a straight computer generated LCD panel to create one operating system
maybe they get a buy one get one deal from the manufacturer

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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by RearOfSignal » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:22 pm

The track boards at tracks 115 and 114 have been replaced.

The only gripe I have is the silliness of having 3 New Haven Line departure boards in the terminal, 2 Harlem and 1 Hudson. Especially since now they only show the track for the next 2-3 departing trains. There is no need to show an empty track number for the 12:30 train to New Haven when it's 8:00 in the morning. What would make more sense to me is to have a New Haven, Harlem and Hudson board on each side of the terminal instead of the current configuration.

I believe the reason for the current configuration is that New Haven trains typically depart from the east side of the terminal and the Hudson from the west side, the Harlem line being anywhere in between. But I don't see why that means the departure boards have to be arranged the same way. My $0.02.
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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by Jeff Smith » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:54 am

I'd agree; I'd say 1-1-1 for each side. There is definitely not that much need that far in advance.
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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by ajp » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:29 pm

well now that they are led screens one would think
that the railroad could put any feed into any screen
a question to the experts could the new haven side have
have more old board space because they had more destinations?

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Re: new departure boards at gct

Post by ExCon90 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:53 pm

I think what you'd need to do is go to GCT at the height of the evening peak and note the departure times of the first and last trains shown on the board for each line. You'd need 20 to 30 minutes' worth of departure times visible on the board at one time to provide some reassurance for passengers, particularly those unaccustomed to train travel, particularly rush-hour travel.

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