- 12 Oct 2010
No and I doubt it is for the installers eitherOn the 'sun-on-screen' point, in my experience most ticket purchase seems to take place in the mornings, when the sun is in the south-east. So it isn't a good idea to install machines facing south-east in an un-canopied area. Hope (Derbyshire) station is a prime example of this and the machine is often unusable.
At Chinley, on the other hand, the machine is both inside the shelter and facing north-west so is always easy to use.
Is solar astronomy part of the training content for Northern ticket machine planners?
What governs the positioning of the machines is access to services and suitable location to "mount" the machine base