Desktop Departures® Board

(10 customer reviews)


Measuring just 10.5cm x 4cm x 2cm – Have it on your desk at home or in the office. Display live departures for all your favourite UK Train/Tube/Bus/Tram stations on your own highly customisable departure board. Makes a fantastic gift for all those rail enthusiasts out there. Live train times. Internal speaker for audio announcements.

Note: Please review product dimensions before purchase to avoid any surprises!

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Please Note: If the product is marked as ‘Available on back-order’ it will be shipping end of Jan 2024.

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Product Features

  • Designed to simulate the real station departure boards in amazing detail.
  • Ultra smooth text animation.
  • View real time train/tube/bus/tram departures for your favourite uk stations/stops.
  • Live train/tube/bus/tram service information from real feeds.
  • Hundreds of options / highly configurable via a web application (give it a try)
  • Self updating firmware.
  • Power saving options.
  • Easy wireless setup.
  • Displays time and date.
  • Alarm clock functionality (up-to 3 alarms)
  • Display available in yellow,green,blue and white.
  • New injection moulded case with acrylic window.
  • Ideal for work desk or bedside table.
  • Small compact size, Low power, Micro USB.
  • Built in speaker for audio announcements using our Voice Packs.
  • One month Premium subscription for free.

Product Details

  • Display Type: 256x64px 3.2inch Monochrome Yellow|White|Blue|Green Ultra sharp OLED display
  • Dimensions: Width: 10.5cm Height: 4cm Depth: 2cm
  • Networking: 2.4GHz 802.11n wireless
  • Power consumption: 200mA (100% brightness)
  • Speaker: Internal 1 Watt
  • Operating voltage: 5v DC
  • Accessories: 2M USB power cable
  • Certification: UKCA

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 10 × 4 × 3 cm
Screen Colour

Yellow, White, Green, Blue

Case Colour

Black, White


  • Installation guide: setup.pdf
  • Installation video:


Desktop Departures

No, the screen colour selected in the store is the colour the board will remain on. It can not be changed via the web app.

Yes, you can plug the board into a USB battery pack and connect to a phone hotspot.

No, the board only comes with a USB cable that can be plugged into any USB socket, ie any phone charger or computer / laptop. Even tvs and cars. Basically if it has a USB socket you can plug it in.

No, the Desktop Departures has a built in speaker and is audio announcements ready. You can also connect an external Bluetooth speaker if you prefer.

No, the board receives power via a USB cable.

Width: 10.5cm Height: 4cm Depth: 2cm

The Desktop Departures plastic case can be either Black or White and the display can be Yellow, White, Green or Blue.


Yes, you can display custom messages on the board.

No, all information is displayed via the departure boards screen.

No, only one active station is displayed at a time. But there Premium subscription features to make the board automatically cycle between different stations.

Yes, we support 99% of UK Rail, Tube, Tram & Bus station / stops.

No, at the moment they will only show passenger services for passenger stations. But we do plan on adding freight soon!

No, sadly this is a closed system not connected to National Rail with no available public feed.

No, but full station support is coming very soon! The only stations currently supported on this system at the moment are the 3 shared with mainland stations ie Central Station, Heworth & Sunderland.

Yes, they make a fantastic gift for any transport enthusiast, young or old.

Yes, the boards support a 24 hour clock.

The information is as accurate as you would find at the real station as we use the same data source

The boards are incredibly customisable with over 100 different options to tweak the display exactly how you want it.

Please contact us at [email protected]

All configuration is done via our web configuration app.

The board will talk to our servers via your WiFi connection and then talk to a variety of external data feeds to receive the relevant departure information.

We ship the boards out within 1-2 days and offer 24/48 hour shipping via Royal Mail and Parcel Force.

The departure information is updated every 60sec in free mode and every 30sec when running a Premium subscription.

Yes, the Desktop Departures is best suited for a bedside table or kitchen top. The Classic and Pros can be placed on top of furniture and come with mounting kits so they can be wall mounted as well.

No, the boards are free to use. Certain options and extra features will require a paid subscription.

Basically just the size, the Classic is 60cm and has an clear acrylic window and the Pro is 100cm. They both have the exact same functionality and run the same firmware.

Yes, all our boards require a internet connection to receive live departure information.

Yes, as long as you have access to WiFi the board will work. It will only show UK time and services though. The board comes with a uk style wall plug power supply which can be run on 110v to 240v. You can swap this with any local 5v 3amp dc jack wall plug with the correct plug for your country.


At the moment the only difference is Premium Plus enables real time bus arrival data as we have to pay for this data up front.

Yes, you only require one subscription. This will cover unlimited amount of departure boards which are attached to your account.

Yes, all our departure boards will work without any subscriptions displaying departures for any UK train, tube, tram & bus station / stop but will have limited options and features available. Click here for more information about the various available subscriptions.

Technical Support

The board is unable to connect to your network. Most common reasons for this are..

  • Check for incorrect network password (They are case sensitive)
  • Check the router supports a 2.4ghz network and is on WiFi channel 1 to 6 and any smart channel swapping is disabled.

Press the WIFI reset button for 3 seconds to put the board back into WIFI setup mode. On Desktop Departures this is the little black button at the back. On the Classic it is the black button on the side near the power connector. On the Pro it is the green button on the side near the power connector.

If you are just seeing a spinning icon. Give this guide a go

This warning can be ignored as at this point of the setup the board does not have internet yet.

First make sure you are connected to the ‘DepartureBoard’ Wifi network on the same device. Double check exactly has been typed into the devices browser. Make sure digit zero’s have been used not letter O’s.

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