Singapore launches real-time passenger load system

Bombardier has launched its software solution installed on the Singapore Downtown Line’s (DTL) existing Train Control Monitoring System (TCMS), following the completion of comprehensive testing by country’s Land Transport Authority.
The solution maximizes passenger comfort and the system’s operational efficiency by displaying real-time passenger load information on LCD screens at station platforms.
The software solution features an onboard system designed to detect passenger weight load from the vehicle’s braking system and then transmit the information to the passengers waiting at the next stop via a third-party vendor.
LCD screens at the platform use a series of colors to indicate the capacity of each car: green represents a high probability of available seating, yellow for partially full and red for full. The implementation, the first of its kind in Singapore, seeks to better distribute passenger load while also improving the trains’ efficiency and reliability.