Information published on 16 July 2013 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 356.

“Gares 360”: a trip before the trip

Gares 360 is an SNCF-Stations & Connections website and application which provides virtual tours of over 60 French railway stations.

Thanks to a series of 360° high-definition images, this new service enables passengers to take a virtual tour of their station before they even begin their journey, to see their exact itinerary through the station, or for those who enjoy station environments, to simply navigate at leisure.

This application enables passengers to calculate their itinerary through the station by checking Gares 360 on their Smartphone in order not to miss their connecting train. Those in a hurry or with reduced mobility can view their itinerary according to their profile.

NEXT STATION, the international conference on railway stations to be held on 17 and 18 October 2013 in Moscow, will host a number of exhibitors including the company which designed this innovative Gares 360 application.