(MIAMI, May 8, 2013) – Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) Metrorail passengers now have a state-of-the-art way to get the latest transit information. With the installation of liquid crystal display (LCD) screens at Metrorail station platforms, MDT can ensure passengers always have access to the most-up-to date transit news.
These LCD displays, which face both the north and southbound tracks, provide passengers with train arrival and departure times for the next three trains and show which trains serve the Green Line (from Palmetto to Dadeland South stations) and which serve the Orange Line (which takes passengers from Dadeland South to Miami International Airport stations).
“Real-time train arrival information is very important to our customers,” said Miami-Dade Transit Director, Ysela Llort. “These LCD screens ensure that our passengers are always kept informed regarding our Metrorail service.”
The new screens are the most recent technological improvement made by MDT to its Metrorail system. The LCD screens are scheduled to be installed at all 23 Metrorail stations by late summer 2013. One of the best features is that they allow MDT to publish, update and remove information instantly and remotely. The information displayed on the LCD screen is the same as what passengers are able to view with the MDT Tracker App downloaded to their smart phones.
So far, the following stations have installed the ADA-compliant LCD screens: Earlington Heights, Dadeland South, Dadeland North, Miami International Airport, Civic Center, Government Center, Brickell, South Miami, Douglas Road and Coconut Grove. The monitors will appear next at the Palmetto and University stations.
While one screen displays the train schedules, the one next to it is being used for advertising and public service announcements. The monitors will flash an announcement on screen whenever there is a disruption of service. Additional benefits include alerting passengers about elevator and escalator disruptions, as well as keeping passengers informed about upcoming special events and other changes to their commutes.
The system provides wireless access at Metrorail station platforms for patrons wishing to use their electronic devices while waiting for the train. Wi-Fi is also available within Metrorail cars and has been utilized since 2010.
For more information, visit MDT’s website at www.miamidade.gov/transit or call 305-891-3131, Monday - Friday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This website can also be used to plan your trip using Google Trip Planner and find out about other Transit services.