Eyes on the “Street”: Spokker Grabs Shots of the Fare Gates

8_3_09_union_station_2.jpgCard reader at Union Station. All Photos: Spokker Jones/Flickr
Over the weekend regular commenter Spokker posted some pictures from his Flickr feed of the fare gate installation at Union Station and Wilshire/Normandie.  Spokker also shot a surprise picture for us.  Apparently Metro is also experimenting with screens that update bus arrival times at some stations.  I have an email to Metro staff and we'll update that story as soon as I hear news.  In the meantime, you can see many of  Spokker's fare gate shots in one place after the jump.

8_3_09_Union_Station.jpgStanding alone in Union Station. They look more like obstacles than a gating system at this point.
8_3_09_guy_installing_fare_gates.jpgFare gate installation at Wilshire/Normandie
8_3_09_guy_installing_fare_gates.jpgInstallation looks pretty involved.
8_3_09_bus_departure_screen.jpgAnd here it is....the bus arrival screen!