Could a ‘luminous’ platform help reduce train delays in Germany? Deutsche Bahn has launched a new rail platform lighting system that indicates where passengers will be able to board a train before its arrival. The system is the first of its kind to be deployed on German railways, and is expected to reduce delays and help passengers find a seat. But how does the system work? Where will the doors stop? Rail commuters strive to answer this question every day, engaging in an unspoken competition ...
Welcome to Reconnections’ Friday Reads. This week’s lineup: • I can’t believe it’s not Johnston! (Medium) • Public consultation approves of Canary Wharf pedestrian bridge (CityAM) • Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf walking & cycling engineers appointed (Architects Journal) • Sheffield clean air zone charge recommended (AirQualityNews) • The Perfect Selfishness of mapping apps (Atlantic) • Toronto to install gates to streetcar tunnel (Toronto Star) • NY subway trains ...
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