The Sox-35th station on the CTA’s Red Line is now so inundated with advertising screens that it’s hard to find the one screen with next-train arrival times on it. There are at least a dozen screen in use.
And the arrival times rotate very infrequently with ad after mind-numbing ad. The arrival times appear so intermittently they are almost useless.
I counted three minutes before the arrival times popped up again on one of the screens. One would do better relying on his smartphone.
I’m happy the CTA is expanding the use of Train Tracker at stations. And it’s smart to get all the ad money you can. I just wish Train Tracker was more useful at Sox-35th.
I haven’t checked the other stations where the Train Tracker screens were placed earlier this month. Perhaps you readers can tell me if the experience is the same at those stations.
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