The SNCB app offers a complete view of all public transportation information in Belgium. The multimodal travel planner calculates the fastest door-to-door journey, optionally with GPS. Bus, metro and train departure schedules are readily available and train information is always given in realtime. Departure and arrival schedules also can be consulted for a station of your choice. Another option is to search on train number. Furthermore, network disturbances are available in realtime, reminders can be set for each stop of your choice, and you have the possibility to receive alerts when your train is delayed.
The app also offers the possibility to buy a ticket (only for Belgian eID card holders), to save travel schedules in your calendar and/or to share them with others via e-mail, sms or Twitter.
When downloading you will be asked to give your permission to activate certain services the app features:
o GPS position: through geolocalisation you can find the nearest station
o Calendar: you can save a travel itinerary in your calendar
• you can purchase an SMS ticket for one of your phonebook contacts
• you can share your journey with others via sms, e-mail, Twitter
o Push messages: be automatically informed when your train is delayed
When purchasing a ticket a mobile number will be requested, among others, in order to send you an SMS ticket which will serve as proof of payment.
Payment can be made by credit card (VISA, Master Card, American Express) via the protected servers of Ingenico Payment Services. If you wish, you can save the card details after a first purchase in order to complete future purchases more quickly. In this case you will only need to enter your security code (CVC) to finalize the next purchases.
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