PT Problem of the Day: Adverts get in the way at Southern Cross Station

October 17th, 2011 (PT Problem of the Day)

POTD: Advertising at Southern Cross station

Most people are accepting of advertising on and around public transport, as long as the advertising is unobtrusive, and in the hope that the revenue goes into funding better services.

Unfortunately this advertising at Southern Cross Station is far from unobtrusive. Instead, it obscures wayfinding signage designed to help people find the entrance to their platform from the Bourke Street bridge. Surely they could displayed these ads in such a way that doesn’t block the signs? Or is the almighty dollar more important than helping passengers find their way?

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