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A new app that warns when trains are overcrowded

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The NSW government is resisting calls to mandate masks on public transport and instead is rolling out a new app to warn commuters when their train is too crowded. This  "world first" will be important as people return to the office.

The Opal Travel app will use real-time data from registered Opal cards and loading patterns on Sydney trains to predict whether a commuter's usual train service is too crowded, and whether physical distancing will be breached.

A push notification will then be sent to the traveller's phone, on an opt-in basis.

https://www.portnews.com.au/story/7005640/app-will-predict-overcrowded-sydney-trains/


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By Lynn Wood

10 November 2020



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