This app is the best I’ve seen with a handy Watch face complication to easily access the app and favourite saved journeys, a few ideas are train destination and number of carriages for all trains on the Apple Watch app as they are displayed in the iPhone app but missing on the watch app, nearest station by gps departures for the Apple Watch and a train tracker for both iPhone and Apple Watch app that tells you where each train is like what you see on train station departure boards
This app is for the commuters. Display all the National Rail and London Overground train departure information you need on one simple screen. No more searching, no more taps. Once you've set it up, open the app and the info you need is always right there in front of you.
The app allows you to add stations that you commonly travel between to your favourites, then the departure board for those journeys will appear right on the app's home screen as soon as you open the app.
The list is ordered by distance from your current location so the trains you're interested in are always right there at the top of your screen.
If your device has GPS (iPhones and some iPads), when you walk into one of your favourite stations you can choose to receive a notification with departure times of the next few trains to your chosen destination. You don't even have to open the app to see when your next train will be, it just appears! As easy as that.
If you use both an iPhone and an iPad your favourite journeys will automatically sync using iCloud - no need to set everything up twice.
If your commute is even more fixed, you can also pin individual trains. Once you’ve decided on a departure, tap on it to pin it. The departure will move to the top of the screen and give you more details about where the train is currently. Once it sets off it’ll stay there, even when the departure has dropped off the station’s departure board, keeping you updated with the last station you passed through, your estimated arrival time, platform and any delays.
All the information comes direct from National Rail Enquiries so will be as up to date and real time as the station boards. We're all creatures of habit, if you find yourself often travelling between the same stations (for work or pleasure), this is the app for you!
Note: This isn't a journey planner. Only direct train services between stations will show up, the app won't suggest connections. But once you've found out the connection points of your journey, add them into this app to keep up to date with the train times.
What's New in Version 4.0
Adding a new Watch Complication for some watch faces just to let you launch the watch app quickly.
Slight improvements to the look of the app
Correcting station locations for Oxford Parkway, Newcourt, Kenilworth, Apperley Bridge
Adding stations which are either new or were missing: Worcestershire Parkway, Meridian Water, Maghull North, Warrington West, Robroyston and Corfe Castle
VPP Device Licensing
iOS 9.0 or later
iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad 2 (Wi-Fi), iPad 2 (3G), iPad (3rd Generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad (3rd Generation) (4G), iPad (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad (4th Generation) (4G), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air (Cellular), iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (Wi-Fi), iPad mini (4G), iPad mini Retina, iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (6th Generation), iPod touch (7th generation), Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 5
I've been using other payed for train applications.
Wasted £5 each time, when I could have got this for free.
Just gets better with each update.
Stumbled upon this application, it doesn't seem to show up when searching Apple store.
I'm a train commuter and this application is amazing !
Love the watch application also.
(Don't need to take my phone out of my pocket)
And it's all very simple to use.
Don't take my word for it, try for yourself it doesn't cost anything for this amazing application.
This is perfect to help me with commuting, especially seeing the number of carriages which can be the difference between a comfortable ride in or being stood up for half an hour crushed in a corner.
I have tried many train time apps and this is by far the best I have come across. It’s so easy and intuitive, whenever I turn up at a station I open the app and the train times are presented. Once you have saved your favourite journeys they are all there and ordered by distance. Can’t believe this app is free, I would happily pay cold hard cash for it 😀 Almost forgot the app also features a tremendous Apple Watch app that gives you all the info you need quickly and clearly. Had a quick question for the developer and he got back in touch in a matter of minutes. Thanks very much it’s great.
After my last favourite train app permanently stopped working I tried out a few alternatives. This one was by far the most user friendly and useful.
Set it up to use location and as you enter/leave stations your favourite journey appears, great use of acreen acreage to view key information including delay details. The linkage with map functionality is fun.
I use all the time now for my commute and wouldn’t look back.
I love this app. But there wasn’t enough favourites for me. I emailed the developer suggesting to add more. A week later the number of favourites has doubled.
This app is a god send! The best train app ever on iOS in my opinion. Simple interface, does exactly what you want it to, provides timely and up to date notifications.
What I love:
- Has an Apple Watch app! So useful that it actually just displayed your favourites front and Center with the next departure for the journey you probably make every day for work.
- Keeps things simple and respects iOS design language for consistency.
- The search function is quick and intuitive and makes find a connection a breeze.
- Great that you can refresh times for accurate departure and delays info.
What could be improved:
- It would be great for favourite journeys to be collapsible. It already has the option to show more departures for that journey but sometimes I don’t need to see that far in advance and would find it easier to see all my favourites, tap on one and then journeys appear below it.
- Tips! It’s amazing that the app is free and yet works so well and I’m so glad that it isn’t a subscription. Most people are sick to death of subscriptions. I’d love to be able to support the developer though. Perhaps a tips jar as an in app purchase? I’d love to help out the developer with running costs by sending a tip from time to time.
Amazing work, keep it up! Best train app ever.
Brilliant app. Key information in a simple format..... And an apple watch version too! A god send.
Great app and love the interface. Easy to use and able quickly check train times
I use this great app on my 7 Plus.It is always reliable,and up to date,it does exactly what it should do.Some apps are a bit complex,this app is easy to understand.Get it without delay.
This is a brilliant litter app does exactly what it says and with the minimal fuss.
Nice simple interface. Alerts work but wrong platform data
Stumbled on this app by chance and I’ve been surprised by how good it is. Forget the other train apps that are full of cruft and difficult to navigate - this is really simple and easy to use.
I get the train to work each morning and it’s quite often a pain to have to check which platform to go to but this sends you a notification as soon as you get there saying which platform to go. You basically add your train journeys as stationA to stationB.
Ive found the app so simple for searching journeys I use it when at a station I dont normally frequent to find when the next train is due to my destination.
This also contains an app for my watch too which is really handy for getting quick access to train times when sprinting to the station.
This is definitely the train app to buy! Hopefully the developer brings more features to it without cluttering it too much.
I don't usually write reviews for things but I seen this app and thought that it sounded like a great idea. I installed it and found that because I live close to a station, it was sending notifications when I was at home. I sent a message to the developer asking if there would be a way to reduce the radius -- not expecting a reply and was pleasantly surprised to get a reply back from the developer within 10 minutes. Better yet, he implemented the feature that I asked for that same day! I kid you not. I can't recommend this app and developer enough.