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DC Rider is the authoritative D.C. Metro app, from The Washington Post and Express.
- The latest Metro train arrival times, for each station, direct from WMATA.
- Plan your trip, estimate fares and save your commute for easy access.
- Alerts, SafeTrack data, and closures, right in the app: never wonder about your station again.
- The latest transportation news from The Washington Post and Express.
- Tell our journalists about any Metro problems you encounter, right in the app.
What's New in Version 5.2.0
This update returns the ability to see estimated fares for your trip. It automatically takes into account peak fare times and shows you how much you can expect to pay.
Lost a feature I loved, gained one I don't
The older version provided a google(?) map that showed where I was located and marked all the entrances to the Metro stations. I've used Metro my whole life (at least since the Vienna station opened at least--which was several decades ago now ...) and this feature showed me station entrances I never knew about! I loved it! And used it regularly--"Which exit should I take to be closest to my destination?" I could confirm! While the new version provides some really good features, despite my pointing out via the app's feedback button that the SafeTrack schedule was severely outdated, several months later it remained so. Also, the trip planner is worthless--it tells you the stations along your requested route, not when the next train is coming at a particular time--just go to wmata to get the info you actually need, not a list of stations along the way that you can easily figure out with the main map. (I'm actually insulted by this feature--we aren't idiots and most people can read a map as simple as the Metro map.) Despite these shortcomings I still rely on this app daily for my commutes due to the ease of access and accuracy of the timetables, but wish they'd add back the live location map with the stations marked and keep new features updated and accurate or get rid of them. I give it three stars for ease of access of the station time tables and their accuracy.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jan 26, 2017
- Version: 5.2.0
- Size: 64.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: The Washington Post Company
- © 2011 The Washington Post Company
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.