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Ingenious signs reveal where to get a seat on Dutch train

Posted on July 23, 2014

Photos courtesy Edenspiekermann
Photos courtesy Edenspiekermann
AMSTERDAM — In the Netherlands, a new system designed to reduce shuffling on the platform tells riders exactly where to stand to get an open seat. It's a 590-foot-long LED screen that hangs above the train platform and uses intuitive color-coding and symbols to show exactly where to stand to make boarding easier once the train arrives, FastCoDesign.com reported.

Long, illuminated blocks of blue span the length of each car, marking the space where the cars will pull in. Using information from infrared sensors in the train doors, the sign notes where seats are available, locations for first or second class and where to stand for the quiet car.

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