On 19/05/17 18:46, 'Brian'bblunt@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
> The private operator buses would not have their Opal machines
> programmed for STA runs, so riders could not be charged.
The Opal machines have live Internet connections via their 3G mobile
data links. It would only take a minute or so to download the stopping
pattern from the Opal backend servers once the right run number is keyed in.
Note I do not know if the driver terminals even have this capability,
but if I was designing it - id be making as much as possible
self-configuring. Downloading the diagram from the server when a 'new'
previously unseen run is entered seems obvious to me.