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But Anytrip, and the multitude of similar apps depend on this digital radio system for data.

Once this goes down, those apps get really confused and the information becomes incorrect, or at best confused.
Can't imagine a signaller at, say, Petersham trying to update the system every time a train goes past.

On Friday, 10 March 2023 at 03:13:22 pm AEDT, TP historyworks@...> wrote:

Use Anytrip on your phone. You can exactly locate any tram, bus, train or ferry in Greater Sydney, all NSW trains and, progressively all bus services across NSW (dozens of towns already rolled out, more to come). Soon the average transport enthusiast won't need to get out of bed to track all public transport in the state.

Tony P

On Friday, 10 March 2023 at 13:41:11 UTC+11 Matthew Geier wrote:

On 10/3/23 13:24, Tony Galloway wrote:
> The PIDs on the L1 do this amusing thing when they’re not working by

> continuously showing the next tram is 7 minutes away, then just before

> it arrives flipping to 2 minutes away. Also the PID on the inbound

> side of the Dulwich Grove stop will show a tram is 2 minutes away for

> as long as it waits at the Dulwich Hill terminus. It’s been like that

> since the line opened.

Ahh, the computer thing where the answer is accurate, (The tram really
is only 2 minutes away, once it starts moving), but not actually useful
in that context.

There are many cases now where the machine generated answer is taken as
gospel , but it clearly makes no sense in context at the time.