[Tagging] departures_board vs. passenger_information_display

Matej Lieskovsk√Ĺ lieskovsky.matej at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 08:52:25 UTC 2018


Greetings!

Czech railway stations have separate arrival and departure boards (and
entirely separate general information boards) that can be far enough apart
for the distinction being important. If you're standing in front of a
departure board, finding an arrival board might not be trivial.

Happy mapping!
Matej

On 26 February 2018 at 09:29, Johnparis <okosm at johnfreed.com> wrote:

> AgusQui has noticed that the two keys mentioned in the subject line are
> essentially duplicates.
>
> I think passenger_information_display is more useful, as it can include
> arrivals as well as departures. It also outnumbers departures_board by
> about six to one.
>
> The departures_board key does have a useful subkey of realtime. I would
> suggest adding the following multivalue options:
>
> passenger_information_display = yes/no/realtime/static
>
> ... where "static" would cover the printed versions proposed in the
> departures_board page. Alternatively it could be a subkey:
>
> passenger_information_display:realtime = yes/no
>
> I frankly don't find it useful to make a distinction between printed
> timetables with times vs. printed timetables with intervals (Paris mixes
> the two anyhow).
>
> If folks think this is a good idea (and making departures_board
> deprecated), I could write up a formal proposal.
>
> John
>
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