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.