Re: NFC does make more sense
It's really simple though. All you need to do is go to
Print out the pdf
Install the Google Goggles App - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.unveil
Or whatever the equivalent is for your phone's operating system
Carefully cut out the code for the time table you want, for example if you want to go to London, it is timetable number 7
Open Google Goggles, and scan the QR code, making sure your phone doesn't see any of the other codes before it gets to the one you want to scan
Tap on the link to open the website
Tap on on the link to download the pdf
Select which app you want to open it in, eg Adobe Reader
Scroll down the pdf until you find the train you want
What could be easier?
Well, maybe you could install https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.hafas.android.railteam
and tell it where you want to go. There are other apps. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.em.pubtran.london is better if you are travelling within the London travel card area, but otherwise Railteam seems to be the best.