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Question About the Arrow III's

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Years ago, I remember that the Arrow III had those yellow LCD destination signs similar to the R46's signs. Now, those signs are always off. Does anyone know why?

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For some reason, NJT suffers from problematic destination signs that the train crews would rather not be bothered with. So they figured it would be easier to disable them as opposed to deal with the headache. The system on the Arrows is supposed to work like it does on the Comets (or how it used to work). You'd enter a train number and then it gives you the destination and stopping status. (I.E. a conductor enters train number 3714..which would display [Jersey Ave] [Exp to Metropark] --#3929 [Trenton] [New Brunswick] [Express]-- #6653 [Dover] [Exp to Summit] [via Morristown]) Apparently when schedules changed, the train numbers were never updated, which just caused a variety of conflicts. So they decided to just shut off the signs on the Arrows all together and they simplified the ones on the Comet's to just display the endpoints like the LIRR/MNR M-7's and M-8's i.e [summit] [Long Branch] [Rahway] etc. if they're not working properly they'll just say [NJ Transit] or will be turned off.

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