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Old 28.05.2019, 11:03
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Ads in train stations

Really a tiny rant compared to other things, but is anyone else bothered by all the ads everywhere in the train stations?
I recently took the train to Zurich and wherever you look, there's an ad. hung up from the ceilings, at eye sight from the upper level of the train, and for waiting commuters, those horrible huge TV screens, on the walls, between the platforms, up on the stairs, while you walk around, next to the timetables, ARGH impossible to see anything but ads. ads. ads. ads everywhere.
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Old 28.05.2019, 11:26
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Really a tiny rant compared to other things, but is anyone else bothered by all the ads everywhere in the train stations?
I recently took the train to Zurich and wherever you look, there's an ad. hung up from the ceilings, at eye sight from the upper level of the train, and for waiting commuters, those horrible huge TV screens, on the walls, between the platforms, up on the stairs, while you walk around, next to the timetables, ARGH impossible to see anything but ads. ads. ads. ads everywhere.
Hardly a new phenomenon, nor particularly prominent here compared with the US or even the UK.

Where have you been for the last thirty or forty years?
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Old 28.05.2019, 13:23
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Re: Ads in train stations

I am with Ace on this one. The ads here in Switzerland for the train stations, tv, radio are the lowest amount i have ever seen. I really enjoy the near freedom from advertisements here for last several years.

Being used to 25+ years of "growing" more and more marketing in the US I am confident it is like going on ad vacation here

Met someone under the big angel yesterday at the Zurich train station. I am surprised the angel does not have a TV screen and plays the same 25 minutes of a 1 hour show with 35 minutes worth of "I'll be my own Doctor, prescription drug" medicine commercials.

Just joking about the Angel having a TV screen. The SBB was handing out free high quality 500 ml glass water bottles yesterday about water power, so that was a nice bonus of real advertisements.

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Old 28.05.2019, 13:28
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Really a tiny rant compared to other things, but is anyone else bothered by all the ads everywhere in the train stations?
I recently took the train to Zurich and wherever you look, there's an ad. hung up from the ceilings, at eye sight from the upper level of the train, and for waiting commuters, those horrible huge TV screens, on the walls, between the platforms, up on the stairs, while you walk around, next to the timetables, ARGH impossible to see anything but ads. ads. ads. ads everywhere.
No, never noticed them. I'm too busy clicking away the popups on my iPad.
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Old 28.05.2019, 15:45
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Re: Ads in train stations

Of course it can be worse elsewhere.
But go to Armenia or in the middle of the desert somewhere and there will be 0 ads.
And it is so peaceful.
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Old 28.05.2019, 16:07
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Really a tiny rant compared to other things, but is anyone else bothered by all the ads everywhere in the train stations?
I recently took the train to Zurich and wherever you look, there's an ad. hung up from the ceilings, at eye sight from the upper level of the train, and for waiting commuters, those horrible huge TV screens, on the walls, between the platforms, up on the stairs, while you walk around, next to the timetables, ARGH impossible to see anything but ads. ads. ads. ads everywhere.
Don't take the train!

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Old 28.05.2019, 18:02
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Re: Ads in train stations

I arrived home yesterday to find a big enough poster stuck to the front door of the apartment block. It was for a new take away / delivery service in the area. To be honest, not sure what to make of it, but I think it's not on.
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Old 28.05.2019, 18:18
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Really a tiny rant compared to other things, but is anyone else bothered by all the ads everywhere in the train stations?
I recently took the train to Zurich and wherever you look, there's an ad. hung up from the ceilings, at eye sight from the upper level of the train, and for waiting commuters, those horrible huge TV screens, on the walls, between the platforms, up on the stairs, while you walk around, next to the timetables, ARGH impossible to see anything but ads. ads. ads. ads everywhere.
You live in a capitalistic, addicted to buying, society. What can one expect?
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Old 28.05.2019, 18:55
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Re: Ads in train stations

Thank you Omtatsat. Sometimes your quick remarks have me chuckling out loud.

I totally agree with OP on this. It's the blinking, bright, intrusive big screens that I most loathe.
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Old 28.05.2019, 19:10
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Old 28.05.2019, 19:13
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Re: Ads in train stations

But at least I wouldn't be able to READ those ones!
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Old 29.05.2019, 14:26
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Don't take the train!

Tom
Actually that was the recommendation of a CFF ticket control guy. "If you can't smile at me you should not take the train"
(I try not to smile too much at other guys, had a few weird experiences which started like that)
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Old 29.05.2019, 14:57
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Actually that was the recommendation of a CFF ticket control guy. "If you can't smile at me you should not take the train"
(I try not to smile too much at other guys, had a few weird experiences which started like that)
Yes there's alot of wierdos around these days
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No, never noticed them. I'm too busy clicking away the popups on my iPad.
Does the SBB app still contain an easter egg? To start it you search for a train schedule with the same start and end station. A figure with "Hoppla" (non-German languages may differ) in a speech bubble appears, hit the bubble three times.
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Old 29.05.2019, 17:16
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Does the SBB app still contain an easter egg? To start it you search for a train schedule with the same start and end station. A figure with "Hoppla" (non-German languages may differ) in a speech bubble appears, hit the bubble three times.
it has a catch the train game
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Does the SBB app still contain an easter egg? To start it you search for a train schedule with the same start and end station. A figure with "Hoppla" (non-German languages may differ) in a speech bubble appears, hit the bubble three times.
Doesn’t work in English.
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