Browser fails to display timetable

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): Always
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product):
HARDWARE (XA2, X10, X10 II, …): Xperia X
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): unknown


My local public transport provider has updated its website, and now I can’t use its online timetable using the stock browser. It will simply not load the results or even the start page for a timetable query.



  1. Open in the browser
  2. Enter departure station (For example “Zürich”) and destination station (For example “Winterthur”).
  3. Select “Verbindung suchen”.

The second way to use the timetable also fails:

  1. Open in the browser
  2. Select the “hamburger” menu on the top left, select “Timetable” → “Timetable”
  3. Browser shows a mostly white page with a header and a footer.


First case:
Timetable should get loaded and show actual connections.

Second case:
Timetable query should load and allow you to start your search.


Timetable doesn’t get loaded in both cases.

As workaround, it’s possible to use Fahrplan aarch64/Fahrplan and configure instead of as backend. It works quite good. backend has been modified and because Fahrplan is not maintained anymore, you have to use the German one.

Basically, yes, but Fahrplan using has some limitations as it seems to uses the timetable as planed by the network. has live traffic date, which can be a major advantage if buses are stuck in traffic during rush hour. If I have 5 minutes to transfer from the bus to a train, but the bus is 10 minutes late, it will take that into account.

Sailfish Browser is based on Firefox 60. The latest Android Firefox is 68 from July 2020 (it can load the search results page and seems to work from there). On the XA2 I have Firefox 97 Beta which is OK.

If you have Android Support, install Opera or Chrome (Opera Mini doesn’t work).

Else install Flatpak and Angelfish (mobile browser; works like Firefox 68 - the search page doesn’t accept input) and start with the search in the address (and bookmark your favorites):

I will consider your workarounds, but I still hope for a less outdated browser in Sailfish OS with a future release. From a security perspective, Firefox 60 doesn’t look good (I wouldn’t use it for sensitive applications like banking).
Even Debian managed to upgrade to the latest Firefox-ESR version in old-old-stable :slight_smile:

The next Sailfish OS release 4.4.0 will have the Gecko engine esr78.
The websites dicussed here will behave differently with it. :slight_smile:


This would definitely be a huge improvement. Not the current ESR, but almost there :slightly_smiling_face:

Thank you! Many modern web sites have serious issues with current browser (you simply cannot use for example).