Test Augmented Reality in Zurich main station with the SBB AR preview app.

Would you like to streamline your journeys by train and local public transport and find your way around the station more easily?

The SBB AR preview app has been developed to test exactly these sorts of functions. The current version of the app makes it easier for you to plan your journeys and to find your way around Zurich main station, and is available on Android operating systems. The use of Augmented Reality (AR) technology enables location-specific content to be displayed at various places in the train station. In this way, the exact information that you need in your current location can be displayed in real time. 

The following features are available in the SBB AR preview app:

  • Point your smartphone camera at the platform notice board. The app will show you details about the service displayed, such as stops or the occupancy rate of individual coaches. You can navigate through the information and access further details. 
  • Another feature is guidance regarding public transport in the vicinity of the train station. When you leave the station, the app will help you to find the tram and bus stops and show you the departure times. Choose a particular service and you will see details such as stops and departure times.
  • In collaboration with Zoo Zurich, the app and its animated koala, Milo, offer you information about the new Australia exhibit at Zoo Zurich and give you the opportunity to buy a discounted RailAway ticket, which includes rail travel, a ticket for the Zurich Transport Network and zoo entry, directly from the app. 

More AR features are planned. Take this opportunity to contribute to this exciting product: test the existing and planned features at our workshops.

  • Video legend: Preview App SBB AR - Intro der App für den Zürich Hauptbahnhof.
  • Video legend: Preview App SBB AR - Perronanzeiger im Zürich HB.
  • Video legend: Preview App SBB AR - Bus und Tram Haltestellen.
  • Angebot: RailAway-Ticket für den Zoo Zürich inklusive Bahnfahrt.

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