Extension of existing dynamic information system in metropolis Metropolia górnośląsko-zagłębiowska
DYSTEN has been producing 460 passenger information displays for Municipal Transport Union of the Upper Silesian Industrial District. This contract is one of the biggest in Europe today: 29 cities, devices at bus and tram stops, units inside vehicles, 4000000 inhabitants.
The completion of the system comprises the design, supply, installation, integration, putting into service and maintenance of the system and devices.
Parts of the system:
- 400 electronic 6-line double-sided boards with surveillance cameras,
- 6 electronic 12-line one-sided boards with surveillance (in Tychy),
- 50 electronic 6-line double-sided boards with surveillance cameras (in Tychy),
- 6 electronic 6-line double-sided boards with surveillance (in Bieruń),
- 170 mobile devices in vehicles operated by MZK Tychy.
Special messages and facilities for the visually impaired
Apart from the information about the next arrivals and departures, the system will enable displaying special information: weather warnings and messages about delayed or cancelled services. After pressing the TTS button embedded in the post, each device will read loudly all information presented on the screen, which is of particular importance for the blind and visually impaired.
30 million passengers
Nowadays KZKGOP (today the name is changed – Metropolia Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska) brings together 29 municipalities and is one of the key organizers of public transport in Europe. Every month almost 30 million passengers use the network including bus and tram services. The tender required long-term preparations and analyses.
Passenger information system similar to the one being currently constructed in the south of Poland are commonly used all over the world in metropolises like Paris, London or Berlin. This trend deepens – dynamic passenger information gets to rail, bus, and tram interchange stations as well as single stops. In Poland, dynamic passenger information is included more and more often as part of interchange stations, but also of reconstructed railway stations or modernized railway lines.