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Passengers benefit from real time information at stations across Greater Manchester

11 May 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review

Passengers can now benefit from up-to-date journey information facilities providing real time information at stations across Greater Manchester.  

Real time information at stations across Greater Manchester

Flixton station

Funding from Transport for Greater Manchester has improved journey information facilities at Broadbottom, Castleton, Eccles, Flixton, Gathurst, Hale, Newton for Hyde, Pemberton and Smithy Bridge stations in Greater Manchester. The stations now benefit from real time information screens, public announcement systems and passenger help points as well as station-wide CCTV.

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Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) Head of Rail, Amanda White, said: “To make travel easier in Greater Manchester we’ve improved on the plans we had previously agreed with the train companies so that the stations in Greater Manchester can be the best in the North West.

“Providing facilities like up-to-date information displays and public address systems so it’s clear when and where trains are due and putting in help points so passengers can call for assistance all contribute to a more pleasant and assured journey experience.

“We want to play a greater role in the management and operation of rail stations, and we are speaking with the Government and the train companies so we can create an integrated transport network in Greater Manchester.”

Stations now feature real time information screens, public announcement systems and passenger help points

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Broadbottom station


Work carried out under National Stations Improvement Programme

The improvements were carried out under the National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP) with match funding provided by TfGM as part of its Rail Station Improvement Strategy (RSIS).

Funding has been allocated for further safety, security and information enhancements at additional rail stations over the next two years. Designs for passenger help points, CCTV, real time information screens and public announcement systems are underway and a minimum of 24 stations are set to benefit from these improved facilities.

One response to “Passengers benefit from real time information at stations across Greater Manchester”

  1. Looking good. Proud to say Infotec, the company I work for, designs and manufactures these displays here in the UK. Infotec is based in the East Midlands and has been responsible for providing dozens of passenger information displays on the Metrolink tram network over the years. I hope the new displays are helping to improve the day to day experiences of people travelling in and around Manchester.

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