I am sitting in a Belgian train. The announcement on the electronic information panel in train is indicating contradictory information to what staff told me when I started my trip. There is no authority in sight.

I do have connection to the internet. Does a website or app exist that can tell me where I am and what the next stops are going to be?

I know that the Thalys offers this on their on-board intranet. There you simply connect to their wifi and you'll see where you are. I am wondering if a similar service exist for normal trains and buses.

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    Why don't you simply ask someone sitting next to you? Have people forgotten how to communicate with other humans just because something could be found on the internet? – Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Aug 7 '14 at 8:13
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    @Tor-EinarJarnbjo why do you assume I didn't? I find you comment quite offensive. Please don't draw conclusions on incorrect assumptions. – user141 Aug 7 '14 at 8:19
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    @andra: If you find that question "quite offensive" I think it suggests you're taking things a little too personally. – Flimzy Aug 7 '14 at 9:32
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    It's not the first question per se, it's the comment, its tone and context… – Relaxed Aug 7 '14 at 9:43
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    I don't understand the downvote. For you it could be easier to ask someone, but some people preffer or even have to use an app for some reasons. – Dirty-flow Aug 7 '14 at 12:17

I use Google Maps or Apple Maps, but you could use any mapping software that shows your position via GPS. Find your target city and compare your current position with the destination. You should be able to trace back your position on marked railway lines on the map back too where you are.

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    That wouldn't tell you what stations the train will call at. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Aug 7 '14 at 20:12
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    @Gilles Actually it sometimes does. I don't know if it works everywhere where Google Maps transport does, but the past 3 weeks I've been in Japan. If it shows say, the Hikari Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka, and I click it, it then shows me all the stops inbetween as well that this particular train will stop at. Same with Tokyo metro, so both intra and inter-city transport. – Mark Mayo Aug 8 '14 at 14:20

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