In the subway stations of Vienna there are "info-walls", on which

  • map of the city,
  • plan of the subway,
  • emergency communicator and
  • some other information (such as terms and conditions)

is displayed (see 2 red rectangles in the image below).

Info-Wall in the subway station of Vienna

What are these things called in English?

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    Information boards? Passenger notification panels? Advertisement spaces? I think the answer varies from place to place. Good question and good luck on getting a generic answer.
    – BiscuitBoy
    Sep 12, 2016 at 7:41
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    I don't think there is a generic term, but 'double-sided information boards' would probably be understood by everyone. 'Panels' instead of 'boards' if they are electronic displays.
    – Charl E
    Sep 12, 2016 at 10:41
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    I would call it a billboard.
    – Hot Licks
    Sep 12, 2016 at 17:13
  • I'd call it a panel, electronic or not, if the display area is a panel. (Inset, distinct) Display, panel, kiosk, and board all have slight differences but apply to some extent. (Kiosk least)
    – The Nate
    Sep 13, 2016 at 19:01

1 Answer 1


I would call that kind of thing a kiosk.

One definition of kiosk is:

a small structure in a public area used for providing information or displaying advertisements, often incorporating an interactive display screen or screens.

  • To me, a kiosk needs to be three-dimensional. Sep 12, 2016 at 18:14
  • Yes, they can be. Look on Google.
    – JLG
    Sep 12, 2016 at 21:34
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    Well, well. I always imagined a kiosk as something that can contain at least one person. Thanks. Sep 12, 2016 at 22:55
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    I think that is the definition and marketing folks have taken liberties... Causing drift. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kiosk
    – The Nate
    Sep 13, 2016 at 19:05

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