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« on: February 08, 2010, 07:27:13 PM »
I noticed last Friday evening at Indooroopilly bus interchange the PIDS were all displaying messed up characters just lights and patterns, no discernible messages.  Fixed yet?  

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 08:54:43 PM »
The PIDs at Bowen Hills are often not working properly.
Evening peak service to Enoggera* 2007 - 7tph
Evening peak service to Enoggera* 2010 - 4tph
* departures from Central between 16:30 and 17:30.

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 10:03:57 PM »
The PIDs at Bowen Hills are often not working properly.

Neither at Eagle Junction

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 10:57:05 PM »
Add Park Road to that list.

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 11:16:47 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010, 07:23:19 AM »
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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010, 07:36:11 AM »
keep the reports coming folks!   "Want want working PIDs!!"

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010, 08:02:09 AM »
Brisbane really is a New World City with a Third World Transport System. Tired of being treated like a second class citizen because I choose to take public transport !! Let alone those who have to!!!! 

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010, 06:02:50 PM »
How about a working PID report thread. I'd say it would save a considerable amount of bandwidth :P

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2010, 04:47:18 PM »
It's not faulty, exactly, just stupid.  As you approach Sandgate station from the street and buses, the newly installed display tells you when the next train to Shorncliffe is due.  Absolutely NOBODY takes the train to Shorncliffe* - but you have to walk past the sign and turn back to check when the next train to the City is due.  Surely it would be a no-brainer to reverse the signs?

*unless you want to guarantee a seat on the train during peak hour

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2010, 05:35:59 PM »
I noticed last Friday evening at Indooroopilly bus interchange the PIDS were all displaying messed up characters just lights and patterns, no discernible messages.  Fixed yet? 


Even when those PIDs are legible they frequently display incorrect information, such as times wrong by many hours, weekday timetables on weekends etc.

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2010, 06:06:42 AM »
At Oxley platform 3, two PIDs.  Western PID, western side is showing times for 7.45am Cab service.  The other three sides on the PIDS displaying the current time and information ...  ?
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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2010, 06:07:20 AM »
PID  west plat  3 Oxley west face is showing an express at 3.52 this morning.  Other PID and east side of western PID have the correct info ....

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2010, 11:53:30 AM »
The PID was still showing express at 3.52 this morning ...   :P
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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2010, 12:19:49 PM »
The PID was still showing express at 3.52 this morning ...   :P

Was there anyone still sitting there waiting for it?  :P
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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2010, 02:42:57 PM »
Hope not, they would still be waiting ..  rather odd though that one side of it would be out of action.  Maybe a chip error or something?

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2010, 10:37:56 AM »
Plat #1 - FG was showing the wrong one [train service] this morning till it got rebooted then it seemed to display the current time.

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2010, 07:13:03 AM »
New PIDs (LCD) in the main subway at Roma St now ...

The Bus PIDS at Roma St still showing the destination for the 66 as QUT KG .... should be RBWH.

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2010, 07:45:31 AM »
Probably Translink has not authorised BT to change the route information on the PID's yet, dont hold your breath

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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2010, 08:20:36 AM »
???? The busway and surely their information management systems ate the domain of Translink.  If it is the bus itself that sends this info then BT as the service provider should have changed and togther with Translink tested that the end result was correct for Day 1. 

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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2010, 11:19:02 AM »
Probably Translink has not authorised BT to change the route information on the PID's yet, dont hold your breath
What makes you say that this is the problem?

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2010, 05:56:02 PM »
If Translink is involved what other explanation could there be,
first they would have to conduct a pre feasability study,
then a cost benefit analysis
next would be a recomendation that a feasability study be undertaken
on the receipt of the feasability study report there would then be a further cost benefit analysis which would then be forwarded to all stakeholders (commuters not included) with recomendations for consideration.
then a final draft of the recommended implimentation would have to be prepared and distributed to the Minister for the Minister to sign off on the recomendations.
Then an application would have to be made to Treasury for funding and to cover the costs of actually implimenting the recomendation and to pay for all the totaly needless preceeding bumph.
Final cost to correct the problem $1.500.000.oo
Actual cost to correct the problem $10.oo
So much for the single desk administration of Translink
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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2010, 07:04:51 PM »
You can bet it will be Translink under busway operations which are responsible for those PIDs.


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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2010, 07:45:23 PM »
PIDs at RBWH still incorrect for route 66. Yawn!
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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2010, 07:13:24 AM »
Roma St Bus PIDs now correct ..



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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2010, 08:11:19 AM »
Interesting abreviation.  Does one conclude that the PID cannot display two lines?

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2010, 07:26:32 AM »
http://www.translink.com.au/alert.php?id=546

Train station timetable displays - effective 9 April 2010

Passenger information display screens throughout the Citytrain network may not be displaying the correct information, due to a technical issue.

Stations are running announcements with service times.

For accurate information, please consult the station customer service staff or timetable information online.
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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2010, 07:57:12 AM »
Why are there no functioning PIDs at Calboolture? The overhead platform PIDs that are fitted appear to have no "light array" panels installed....does Translink intend to replace them with the newer flat panel design as per Roma St?

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« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2010, 04:40:27 PM »
Why are there no functioning PIDs at Calboolture? The overhead platform PIDs that are fitted appear to have no "light array" panels installed....does Translink intend to replace them with the newer flat panel design as per Roma St?

I hope so! It seems to be the fashion with terminating stations (Varsity Lakes, Ipswich).

What do you mean by light array exactly? The big silver box?

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« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2010, 04:57:38 PM »
Why are there no functioning PIDs at Calboolture? The overhead platform PIDs that are fitted appear to have no "light array" panels installed....does Translink intend to replace them with the newer flat panel design as per Roma St?

I hope so! It seems to be the fashion with terminating stations (Varsity Lakes, Ipswich).

What do you mean by light array exactly? The big silver box?

By "light array" I mean the lamps that provide the moving lettering display ...the silver boxes that contain these panels are still attached under the platform awnings as normal, but obviously can't work....am I missing something here :-[ but it seems strange to me that Calboolture  appears to be the only "major" station that doesn't have operating PIDs  ???

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« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2010, 05:05:21 PM »
Oh right. Those dots are LEDs :)

It takes some time for the actual signs to arrive. All stations have the silver boxes installed way before the actually LEDs.

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2010, 09:21:29 PM »
Why are there no functioning PIDs at Calboolture? The overhead platform PIDs that are fitted appear to have no "light array" panels installed....does Translink intend to replace them with the newer flat panel design as per Roma St?

I hope so! It seems to be the fashion with terminating stations (Varsity Lakes, Ipswich).

What do you mean by light array exactly? The big silver box?

By "light array" I mean the lamps that provide the moving lettering display ...the silver boxes that contain these panels are still attached under the platform awnings as normal, but obviously can't work....am I missing something here :-[ but it seems strange to me that Calboolture  appears to be the only "major" station that doesn't have operating PIDs  ???

dont worry it took 18 months after the boxes were installed at manly for them to be functional
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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2010, 09:58:40 AM »
The PIDS at the St Lucia Lakes bus terminal never seem to be working

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« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2010, 10:38:25 AM »
Indooroopilly bus station platform B was showing a 4:22pm 444 followed by either a 453 or a 454.  The 444 actually leaves at 4:12pm according to the timetable at the stop and 4:13pm according to the PDF timetable.  It actually arrived about on time.  The point here is I would wonder if the problem with the PIDs is that the timetable programmed in to them is actually incorrect?

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« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2010, 07:50:13 PM »
Picked up this flyer on PIDs at Central the other day ..





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« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2010, 10:26:33 AM »
Are there any reports of confusion about the existing rail PIDs???

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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2011, 08:28:10 PM »
I asked about the old displays at the last CRG - as the guest was the person in charge of them.  Apparently the units have buffers that become corrupt - and therefore display gobble-de-gook.

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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2011, 09:03:41 PM »
Why are there no functioning PIDs at Calboolture? The overhead platform PIDs that are fitted appear to have no "light array" panels installed....does Translink intend to replace them with the newer flat panel design as per Roma St?

I hope so! It seems to be the fashion with terminating stations (Varsity Lakes, Ipswich).

What do you mean by light array exactly? The big silver box?

By "light array" I mean the lamps that provide the moving lettering display ...the silver boxes that contain these panels are still attached under the platform awnings as normal, but obviously can't work....am I missing something here :-[ but it seems strange to me that Calboolture  appears to be the only "major" station that doesn't have operating PIDs  ???

Clearly they consider Caboolture part of the (neglected) Sunshine Coast region !    ::)

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« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2011, 09:35:33 PM »
Mentioning PIDs, they've removed the ones on Platform 1 at Park Rd, and are extending the covered area to take up that spot. It was one of the bigger ones (like the one on P1 at South Bank) so not sure if there is a plan to replace it with a smaller one when they finish the new covered area, or if they are going for the TV screen ones a la Central. Would be nice though if they would put some Train Pids on the busway platforms, and perhaps Vice versa (though the bus ones are less important due to their superior frequency). Also if they connected the PA systems. The busway platforms have speakers, but as far as I'm aware are not connected to the ones on the train platforms that announce arriving trains. So if you're bus pulls in at the same time as the train does, the only chance you have of knowing if its yours is if you manage to see the front of the train (which is hard at that angle) or if you manage to sprint up to the ped overpass and read the PID up there.
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Re: Faulty PID Reports
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2011, 09:54:12 PM »
Mentioning PIDs, they've removed the ones on Platform 1 at Park Rd, and are extending the covered area to take up that spot. It was one of the bigger ones (like the one on P1 at South Bank) so not sure if there is a plan to replace it with a smaller one when they finish the new covered area, or if they are going for the TV screen ones a la Central. Would be nice though if they would put some Train Pids on the busway platforms, and perhaps Vice versa (though the bus ones are less important due to their superior frequency). Also if they connected the PA systems. The busway platforms have speakers, but as far as I'm aware are not connected to the ones on the train platforms that announce arriving trains. So if you're bus pulls in at the same time as the train does, the only chance you have of knowing if its yours is if you manage to see the front of the train (which is hard at that angle) or if you manage to sprint up to the ped overpass and read the PID up there.

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