CHILTERN RAILWAYS” passengers are to have the opportunity to trial the latest mobile phone technology which provides them with up-to-the-minute travel information. The software, called NOMAD, is provided free of charge and allows people to store train timetables on their mobiles (contract or pay-as-you-go).
It also tells users if their train is on time, running late or cancelled, if the station car park is full before they leave home, what time the ticket office opens and closes, which buses go to and from their station (at selected stations).
Passengers trialling the technology will be charged a one-off fee of about ten pence to download the timetables and timetable reader. From then on they can access timetable information free of charge.
Commuters who want to trial the software need to type http://www.jnomad.com into their mobile phone”s browser and follow the links to Chiltern.
Detailed instructions are available in ”How to Use Nomad” leaflets at all Chiltern Railways stations.
The three-month trial will assess whether the service will be offered on an ongoing basis.