By Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd
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Get on board with the latest update of Metro’s app – Metro Notify 2.1. Download now to receive live updates pushed to your device directly from Metro’s train control centre.
The app allows you to personalise Metro’s live service updates to receive the information you want at the times that you need it.
Some of the features include:
‘My Trips’ allows you set up your stations as well as lines so you can receive the next four timetabled services from your chosen stations and will show alerts for your chosen lines
A ‘Morning Update’ which assures you that your selected line/s is running a ‘good service’
An ‘Info’ section with more room for better travel advice and special event information, complete with badge icons when content is updated
Please note that the next four timetabled departures will only be provided when line status is listed as good service. If you are travelling from a station that has multiple lines running though it make sure to select all relevant lines to ensure you get all the timetabled services running through your station.
The push notifications are defined by the following travel categories which advise on the best action for you to take:
Good Service – trains are currently running on time to five minutes.
Minor delays – journey time may be increased with trains experiencing delays between five to 15 minutes; however stay with your planned travel.
Major delays – significantly longer journey times expected with trains delayed by over 15 minutes. Consider alternative transport where possible while we work to fix the problem.
Suspended – a section of the line has been suspended due to an unplanned disruption. Replacement buses will be used where possible, but alternative modes of transport should also be considered.
What's New in Version 2.1.1
Minor update to reduce disk size of downloaded timetables.
If only it notified when there were problems!
This app is called Notify, which implies we get some sort of notification when there are delays or cancellations. Oh how presumptuous of me!
I'm signed up for weekday peak and all notifications are enabled in Settings, so it's not dumb user at work. Occasionally I get told at 7am that trains are running on time, that's nice. I don't seem to get any message if there are any delays in the morning - I make the incorrect assumption that no news is good news only to get to my station and find out about cancellations from the staff and the overflowing train carriages.
I'm yet to receive ANY afternoon peak notifications (aside from the occasional midday 'the lift is broken') and regularly find myself on a platform hearing about train cancellations, again.
If only the app did what it said it would.
This app is really good, because I go to the MCG every week for football and I was tired of waiting not knowing how long it was going to be but you get the point, anyway, I head on trains from Pakenham to Moe with a V/Line but I can't seem to find the line that goes from Pakenham to Moe, and I don't want to get a separate app just for V/Lines.
Overall it's great 4/5 because no V/Lines.
Lets you choose which times you care about
I can specify within the app whether I care about alerts for weekdays peak hours, all weekdays and/or all weekends.
It alerts only for the journeys you select (stop to stop, not entire line).
- Category: Travel
- Updated: 06 April 2016
- Version: 2.1.1
- Size: 7.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd
- © Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.