So Long Solari

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Re: So Long Solari

Postby ChesterValley » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:41 pm

No they didn't. No clacking, same set up they have at New York Penn Station. I miss the announcers already :(.
The Scheduled 11:30 R5 Local to Malvern Next To Arrive on track 4 Section B
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Re: So Long Solari

Postby Suburban Station » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:29 pm

ChesterValley wrote:Amtrak has the new board up https://i.imgur.com/UjG5bAv.jpg

Somehow the time is smaller than on the old board, and the new automated PA system is terrible. Someone at Amtrak didn't realize that 30th street is echoy by nature, and the audio system reverbs so much you can't hear any announcement.
agreed, although the trains are much more clearly displayed
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Re: So Long Solari

Postby rohr turbo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:23 pm

I too miss the Solari boards.

Here is a remaining unusual place to get an Amtrak train connection clacked out: the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
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Re: So Long Solari

Postby ChesterValley » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:01 pm

The Scheduled 11:30 R5 Local to Malvern Next To Arrive on track 4 Section B
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Re: So Long Solari

Postby penncenter » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:17 pm

Doesn't New Haven still have an operational Solari Board?
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Re: So Long Solari

Postby shadyjay » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:39 pm

Negative on NHV, replaced with digital screens a few years ago as part of a larger project that installed new audio/visual systems throughout the station.
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Re: So Long Solari

Postby Acela150 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:33 pm

ChesterValley wrote:Amtrak has the new board up https://i.imgur.com/UjG5bAv.jpg

Somehow the time is smaller than on the old board, and the new automated PA system is terrible. Someone at Amtrak didn't realize that 30th street is echoy by nature, and the audio system reverbs so much you can't hear any announcement.


I don't know why people bash the current PA system at 30th Street. The current PA system is much better then what it used to be. I have been to 30th Street twice since PIDS was installed and I have had absolutely no issues understanding the announcements. None.

Personally I like PIDS in 30th Street. It's easy to see from anywhere on the Amtrak level. And most importantly it's easy to read the board from anywhere on the Amtrak level as well.
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