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Project Inform was the name given in Regional Railways days to the project to raise the standards of information given to passengers to new heights. In particular the project sought to create highly automated systems using information available within the railway industry in a customer friendly way so that passengers at stations could be kept informed about the trains expected at the station and whether or not their train was on time.

The project led to the development and implementation of a Local Information Control Centre (LICC) that could control passenger information at a number of stations simultaneously. Information was derived from the planned time table and reports of the movement of trains and presented audibly and visually to passengers.

The list of "Project Inform" passenger information projects that follows have all had involvement from John Lacy. Until 2000 as an internal consultant within the rail industry and subsequently through WycheGnome Limited.

Centro & Halcrow Plc

Design of passenger information for Snow Hill second access.

Northern Ireland Railways

Update of passenger information system for signalling changes on Larne Line.

Central Trains & Centro

Design and support of passenger information.

London Underground

Design and implementation of bespoke passenger information system for Wimbledon Station, District Line platforms.

Northern Ireland Railways

Design of replacement passenger information system to encompass all of Northern Ireland Railways stations.

Wales & Borders Trains

Design and implementation of passenger information system expansion in south and central Wales together with design for north Wales.

South West Trains

Design and implementation of passenger information system.

Island Line

Design of passenger information system.

Wales & West Passenger Trains

Design and implementation of passenger information covering 205 stations bounded by Romsey, Penzance, St. Ives, Ashchurch for Tewksbury, Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Fishguard Harbour and Nantwich.

Anglia Railways & Suffolk County Council

Design of passenger information system.

Regional Railways NE

Design of passenger information system.

Greater Manchester PTE

Design of passenger information system plus tendering exercise.

Northern Ireland Railways

Introduction of visual systems at Belfast Central, Botanic and Great Victoria Street stations plus automation of the long line announcing system covering all stations between Bangor, Larne and Lisburn.

Regional Railways

Implementation of a pilot scheme on the Cardiff Valley network.

Regional Railways

Development of the Project Inform concept.

And still the involvement continues ...

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