Video walls are available at many stations. But what is planned in Lucerne defeats all dimensions: the next spring is expected to assemble a 100 meter wide digital scoreboard on the platforms. According to the "Luzerner Zeitung", SBB announced the project a few days ago at the Simap portal.
The display must apparently extend over the entire width of the station – from the first to the last platform it would be 100 meters. By way of comparison: the scoreboard at the main station of Zurich is only 19 meters wide and that in Basel is 12 meters.
Useful information for commuters and tourists
Like Basel, there will also be useful information at the Lucerne station on the video wall. According to the project description, this includes real-time schedules for trains, buses and ships, information about trade fairs, exhibitions and tourist attractions. It is unclear whether advertising is also displayed on the board.
Passengers must have the most important information in sight when they leave the train. The commuters can reach their destination faster by the easy to understand signaling – this should help to relieve the often overloaded station.
SBB will accept offers for the video wall until October. The intention is to stay until the end of 2020 – with the prospect of an extension of the contract. How much the wall costs is still unclear. A comparison shows that SBB, the Basel-Stadt canton and two local transport companies paid 1.6 million francs for the Basel table.
As in Basel, there must also be useful information for travelers in Lucerne.