For those who ride the Gold Line (like transit riders in Pasadena en route to Downtown LA), you may have noticed recently that Metro has been upgrading all the light-rail stations with television monitors and scrolling marquees that will display train schedules so riders won’t be left in the dark anymore when it comes to the “next train arrival time.”
These flat panel TV monitors that provide transit riders with scheduled train times were already installed a few years ago at subway stations on the Red and Purple Lines that traverse through communities like Downtown LA, Koreatown, Silver Lake, and Hollywood, so it is very exciting to see these now being installed at the Gold Line stations as well. It makes you feel excited that you’re a part of something bigger happening in the whole region.
Many cities across the world with rail systems–like San Francisco, Washington DC, Montreal, or London–have up-to-date schedules for train arrivals to keep riders informed and on track. Now that LA’s metro system is expanding and maturing, it only makes sense that we enhance the riders’ experience with up-to-date information regarding their travel times. Keep ’em coming Metro.