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Belgian rail: New digital information screens to be displayed in all stations

Courtesy SNCB-NMBS
21:46 14/11/2023

All of Belgium’s train stations will be equipped with modernised digital information screens within the week, announced national rail company SNCB.

The new screens have already been installed in Brussels’ stations, reports Belga. They are designed to "provide more information" and improve "readability", particularly for the visually impaired thanks to greater colour contrast.

Additional information includes "clearly indicating when the train route is extended or limited, or if an intermediate stop is removed." The replacement of a train service by a bus will also be indicated, added SNCB.

Display screens on station platforms will announce the destination of all scheduled trains, not only the next one to arrive. “It is very useful for those who, for example, arrive at the platform too early and need to know that they are still on the right platform,” said the company.

“The new design also makes it possible to display more intermediate stations for the different trains. So the screens in smaller stations will display all the stops of the first four trains,” it added. SNCB said the new screens were tested by visually impaired people as well as commuters in general.

Photo: Belga ©SNCB-NMBS

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