Live Train Times UK
By Anecdote Software
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One of Sainsbury's Magazine's "20 Best Apps for Busy People"!
Officially licensed and best real-time train information direct from National Rail Enquiries, who intelligently combine data from many feeds, unlike other apps that use just 1 source.
⁕ Quickly displays LIVE real-time UK train departures, arrivals, carriage counts and platform numbers¹
⁕ AD-FREE, native, easy to read format
⁕ Live train times for your nearest stations FAST
⁕ Save and access multiple favourite routes with just ONE TOUCH: See trains for your closest favourite automatically when launching the app, and set up regular journeys to access them direct from the LOCK SCREEN
⁕ Bookmark the train that you're on, get alerted when you’re approaching your destination, and share your arrival time with friends, all from within the app!
⁕ Named as the Number One Train Info App by London24.com! Check out our 100's of 5* reviews and you will see that our many thousands of users agree!
Get instant accessibility to the information you use most regularly, not hidden away like in other rail apps! Perfect for your daily commute and great for all your other rail journeys too.
Take a look at the unique special features below to see why you should choose our app!
Please Note : This app is not a 'journey planner' and if a destination station is selected it will only show train information for *direct* services between the two stations. Train information shown is live and is only available for trains departing/arriving within 2 hours.
¹ Platform and carriage information is subject to availability, may only be provisional and can vary from station to station. Train information is limited to stations in England, Scotland and Wales only - Live train information in Northern Ireland is not available.
⁕ Special Features ⁕
‣ Unique 'Minutes Until Departure' for each train, synched to the clock provided by National Rail Enquiries' servers - ONLY in our app!
‣ EXCLUSIVE : Journey duration and arrival time at destination is shown right on each train - ONLY available in our app!
‣ Special 'Track My Train' functionality! Tap on a Train to see it's stops and live arrival times, along with the predicted position of the train! Bookmark it and text, message or mail your friends and loved ones your arrival time, all from within the app!
‣ Use 'My Train' to get alerts as you approach your station, or a few minutes before you were due to arrive.
‣ See trains for your closest Favourites immediately on launch and set up Regular Journeys to easily access your Favourites direct from the lock screen at your usual travel times! Only available in OUR app!
‣ Choose icons for your Favourites from a set of over 50 predefined images!
‣ If you live/work between 2 stations, optional alternative To/From Stations can be specified, so you can see departures from both stations combined! ONLY in our app!
‣ Access to the most mobile-friendly Live Service Update pages for each Train Operator!
‣ Top class tech support for any issues you might encounter with the service
‣ And loads more exclusive and exciting features to come!
We pride ourselves on the quality of our apps, and think the reviews speak for themselves.
⁕ IMPORTANT NOTICE ⁕
This app gets its data from the National Rail Enquiries Live Departure Boards service. Please be aware that, although being the most accurate information available and generally very reliable, this data may be subject to occasional inaccuracies or downtime, over which we have no control. This is not specific to our app and affects all rail apps in the same way.
If at some point you encounter a persistent issue with the service we do have access to technical support from NRE. For these and any other issues you may have, you can contact our support department through the About tab on the app. We read and respond to all requests and will always do our utmost to help.
What's New in Version 7.0.4
Version 7.0.4 : Bugfixes
⁕ NEW! Alert on Arrival - you can configure the app to alert you as you approach your station, or a few minutes before you were due to arrive.
⁕ NEW! Auto Show Favourites feature will show the Favourite for your nearest Station when you launch the App, saving you precious seconds at the station!
⁕ Provisional Platform Number and Carriage count is now shown for trains where available!
⁕ Full iOS 9 support, including Search integration.
⁕ Fixed obsolete Service Update links, incorrect Train Operator names and missing stations!
⁕ Added a URL scheme so other apps can ask Live Train Times to show train information.
⁕ Improved cosmetics and fixed a number of other pesky bugs and mistakes!
As ever, your great reviews keep the updates coming. If you like Live Train Times, please take the time to give us a nice review - it really helps!
Very good but room for improvement
It's a very good app - much more useful that the official counterparts, however, there is definitely room for improvement. Particularly frustrating is the fact that there is no feature to view an entire train journey overview on one screen if you have to change station as part of the journey-frustrating if your daily commute involves a change! A great additional would be an overview page where you could then click on each train making up the journey individually to track. Another minute annoyance is the text for 12 coaches runs into the arrival time on the train overview on a 5s sized screen
Number of carriages
This app contains number of carriages in for trains in southern England, something I haven't seen on any other UK rail app. Knowing in advance a 12 carriage train will be short-formed of just 4 carriages is a great journey planning tool.
What would be handy is a one-click flip between arrivals and departures rather than the long-winded way of going back into the menu to switch between the two.
Also, when looking at an individual train calling pattern, please included the ability to select any of the stations in the calling pattern to jump to that stations departures.
This is the best app for train times!
After years using the awful official National Rail app, and getting frustrated by the increasing number of bugs and their refusal to fix it, I decided to buy this app. So far I cannot fault it. Works brilliantly! Far better than any other app for train times!
And now they've included provisional platform numbers (for those of us who use the big London stations) and number of carriages (where available)! Well worth paying for!