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National Rail Enquiries

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The official app from National Rail Enquiries, the UK’s number one travel website and official source of train information. Access detailed, real-time train information on your smartphone and now thanks to integration with the new Apple Watch you can also receive important travel information straight to your wrist.

The iPhone app is much more than a train timetable, with innovative technology enabling you to also track specific trains, save favourite journeys, find out about disruptions to your journey and re-plan your journey. Thanks to its intuitive tools the National Rail Enquiries app will transform your train travel experience and empower you to catch the right train and complete your journey.

Smartphone app features:
My Travel - One place for your favourite journeys and stations. Find the next train home and get relevant live updates at a glance.
Live Trains - View real-time departures and arrivals boards for any station.

Progress Tracking - Find out exactly where a train is along a route, from A to B and everything in between.
Journey Planner - Plan your journeys with up-to-the-minute travel information and track the progress of trains and as well as being alerted to disruptions along your route

Watch a Train - Pin a train to My Travel to watch its progress with a single tap
Push Notifications - Get disruption alerts sent to your phone as they happen
Wake-up alerts - Avoid missing your stop or getting caught out when the train divides or arrives at its destination
Tube and DLR - Plan your journey to or from London Zone 1 Underground and DLR stations
Plan journeys between a station and a postcode 

Find out ticket prices and buy tickets - Without booking fees when buying with a train operator

Enhance your train travel experience - Download the FREE National Rail Enquiries app today

Apple Watch integration:
National Rail Enquiries also offers a new Apple Watch app, which syncs with your smartphone and allows you to view all the critical travel info you require… now from the convenience of your wrist.
New Apple Watch app features:
• Up to the minute updates on your favourite journeys
• View live departure information for the station you select, or activate the GPS to access details of stations nearest to you
• View your recent live trains on your watch for live departure information on the move
• Get notifications of any delays to rail services
(The Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5 and above)

What's New in Version 8.0.5

We're really excited to announce our first release to enable you to get live train information on the Apple Watch.

As well as live train information, you can find your nearest station and also set personal delay and disruption notifications.

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Customer Reviews

Lost all favourites

The upgrade looks much the same and I don't have / want an apple watch. However, it did delete all my favourites despite spending five minutes saying "migrating database" which really means erasing everything - five minutes I was desperately trying to use the app at a station.

Usability hasn't improved. I only search for about four stations but in different combinations. I always end up having to type them again and again.

On the plus side, the apps information is updated quicker than the station boards / staff.

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Updated review May 2015: Still unresponsive, have to touch the buttons several times before it will do anything, and most of the time I get that message about me not being online. Ads still there. I wouldn't mind paying a small amount to remove them, but £4.99 is ridiculous and greedy. And that error message described above is still shown regularly even when I do have a signal. Trainline app is better. Lowered review rating to 1 star because of their refusal to fix these issues plus the fact that it is slower than before.

Still not very good

Oh my. Never has any app infuriated me so much that I have felt compelled to review it. I have installed and deleted this app so many times, each time expecting the new release to surpass the previous. With every itteration it seems this app gets worse. Frequent crashes, failure to search for stations, convoluted searching not to mention adverts to lure you into actually paying for it. I was waiting for this app for the apple watch integration but have given up, failing to add a favourite station as apparently "London Victoria" can't be found. Seems my rail fare is being wisely invested.

National Rail Enquiries
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Works on Apple Watch with an iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 8.0.5
  • Size: 24.1 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

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