Originally Posted by devnull
Class 485's never had LED displays I'm aware, they're way too old for that.
Not sure why them being too small would stop them being returned to service, they could just turn the displays off, since a large amount of stock in the UK still has no LED or PIS systems.
Old? 1998 built is new enough in railway terms. Older stuff will be gone in 2020. They have no choice if its not fully accessible.
From Wikipedia, regarding the 458's " In July 2006, the Department for Transport refused to grant an further exemption from the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations, resulting in modifications to the passenger information system being made, with new wider LEDs fitted within the existing housing"
I have to say that as someone with perfect 20/20 vision, the destination display on the front of Dublin Buses is unreadable from more than 100yrds under most lighting/weather conditions.