So noticed at Ilford this morning, the next train displays were showing 'Train arrived at xx at xx:xx' at the bottom. The one on my platform in particular was showing 'Train arrived at Goodmayes at 07:07' as I got onto the platform but quickly changed to 'Train Departed Goodmayes at 07:08'. Nice little addition.
Sorry about the poor focus on the photo, click for a larger version.
But is only useful if you know the relevance of the place name displayed. And roughly how far away it is (in time).
Which many regular users soon will.
I'm reminded of the "long-line" PAs on the Hammersmith branch where I've heard announcements like "The next eastbound train has just departed Shepherd's Bush Market it will arrive at Wood Lane in 2 minutes, Latimer Road in 4 minutes, Ladbroke Grove in 7 minutes, Westbourne Park in 8 minutes, Royal Oak in 9 minutes and Paddington in 12 minutes." (or whatever, I've probably got the intervals wrong).
The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart. --Antoine de St. Exupery
Looks like something that's been introduced on the Great Eastern Mainline also, went home late tonight via Stratford and noticed the Greater Anglia platforms also displaying "train passed Romford", train passed Chadwell Heath" etc. which I find interesting as these stations will probably mean nothing to most GA passengers.
Also my TfL Rail train was due in 10 minutes so was showing "not yet departed London Liv St".
Thanks for adding that photo, when I posted the message I was in a rush and did not have the time to do it myself.
Another photo that I took here on the same day shows an R stock train, which is why I referenced this stock. It is probable that the red painted CO / CP stock trains were also in service at this time. I would have been waiting for an Upminster train, to change for a Central line train at Mile End.
110 film, Kodak Instamatic 52 camera - the model which has an electronic eye and automatic shutter speed according to available light. I still have the camera with (ahem) an unfinished Kodachrome 64 film in it!
Another photo that I took here on the same day shows an R stock train, which is why I referenced this stock. It is probable that the red painted CO / CP stock trains were also in service at this time.
Difficult to tell if CO/CPs still running, the R Stock pictured appears to have the full marker lights available, although towards the end these were restored to use by enthusiastic train-staff! The experimental dot-matrix indicator doesn't appear to have been installed yet, this was active in 1983, the same year the R Stock were withdrawn.