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OBB to equip 850 railway stations and stops with NFC information boards

Traveller gets real-time info via their mobile phone

SMART INFO: Rail travellers in Austria can get real-time information direct to their mobile

OBB, Austria’s national rail operator, is to equip 850 stations and stops with NFC information boards so travellers can receive real-time information about the arrival and departure times of their trains directly to their mobile device.

The information boards include QR codes as well as NFC and are live today in the Salzburg and Tyrol regions. In all, a total of 1,209 boards will be installed across the stations this quarter, at a cost of €62,000.

“With the info station panels, we offer our customers, even in smaller stations, a way to get real-time information,” says Klaus Garstenauer, head of local and regional traffic at OBB. “This means our passengers will also be well informed, everywhere.”

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