Zipabout Messenger screenshot

UK: Zipabout has created QR codes for every station to enable passengers to access real-time journey information by app if display screens and websites are not working.

Passengers scan the QR codes to receive personalised information from National Rail Enquiries or a local train operator via the Messenger app. The real-time journey information includes the next three trains to a chosen destination, disruption alerts and multi-leg planning. The service will also be made available through WhatsApp.

‘QR codes have become well recognised over the course of the last two years, and are a simple but effective tool to keep rail passengers in the loop if their usual sources of information, such as station screens or operator websites, go down’, said Zipabout CEO Alex Froom.