A TikTok user has revealed a little-known train sign detail commuters might not be aware of – and it could make your daily transit a whole lot better.
A TikTok user has revealed a little-known – but extremely handy – train sign detail commuters might not be aware of – and it’s one that could make your daily transit a whole lot more bearable.
Self-confessed Sydney-based “foodie” Adrian Widjy took to the social media platform – where he’s amassed close to 164k followers – on Sunday, sharing footage from a train station in the NSW capital.
“Do you know this? Green Orange Red showing how busy with people the carriage you about to enter [is] and showing the number too,” he captioned the clip, which has been viewed some 304.3k times.
The helpful diagram can be found on the screens at the platform, displaying which train is the next to arrive.
Widjy wasn’t the only one who wasn’t aware of the detail – with dozens of Sydneysiders taking to the video’s comments to declare they’d never clocked it before either.
“HOW HAVE I NEVER KNOWN THIS WHAT,” wrote one, with another commenting, “I never knew this”.
“Omgg next time I’m gonna look at this,” one woman wrote.
“Wait what omg,” said another.
“Really? I always thought it was showing you which carriage was closest to the exit like in Japan,” commented one, with another agreeing, “Ohhh that’s what that’s for.”
“What?! I have been traveling on Sydney trains my whole life and I just learned this tonight.”
Others, however, pointed out they’d been noticing the detail for a while – adding the helpful diagram is also available to view on Transport NSW’s TripView app, and explaining the “busyness” of a carriage is measured by its weight.
“The individual carriages have weight sensors on them and it shows how full the carriage is,” one person said.
The feature can also be accessed on the TripView app if you’re catching a bus in Sydney.