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Never miss your train again: live DC Metro departure times right on your iPhone! Plus directions, bus schedules, the official system map, push alerts for service advisories, line diagrams, and street map mode with entrances/exits.
• Tap any station to see LIVE train departure times, just like the overhead displays in the station.
• Use the street map feature to see bus stops and schedules.
• Get step-by-step directions between any two places. iTrans even figures out the best station to walk to and gives you walking directions to the nearest entrance.
• Browse through train schedules for any station. Great for finding that last train on a Saturday night!
• Get push alerts for service disruptions, customized to your line and your commute time. Plus service advisories are saved for offline browsing, so you can browse them when you don't have service.
• Page through the official WMATA system map in beautiful high resolution.
• Street map mode shows you lines and station locations on a street map, along with every entrance and exit to station complexes. Never wander around looking for the stairway again.
This app is for the Washington, DC Metrorail system. Official system map used under license from WMATA.
What's New in Version 7.1
Adds the Silver Line.
Great Resource for Newbies/Tourists!
As a new visitor to DC who is not used to subways, this app was awesome! I put in my destination from my current location (which you can change if you want), tap start, and it directs you to the nearest Metro station and then gave me choices of which line to use, which was nice when one of the other lines had a delay. It tells you which stop to exit the train, whether you have to transfer lines, and then it lets you know how far you have to walk and shows a map with your route marked out. At each stop you can tap the "locate" arrow at the bottom left and it will usually update which stop you're at (not always, but it did by the next stop) or where you're walking. This app definitely gave me confidence using the subway system. I also found it helpful to select to be notified of all advisories that came out. It just helps you make a wiser decision as to which line to choose if more than one is an option.
Living and working in DC, I use this app with some frequency to check how long a trip will take me, Metro alerts, etc. I've found it to be fairly accurate with regards to the schedule, and it's been handy when I just want a Metro map to reference. My one complaint really is that when you go to look up directions, it automatically assumes you want it to start from your current location and has you only putting in the destination station. As I usually want to get the schedule from one station to another, this is very annoying and just adds a couple extra steps for me. I wish the app would just have you start in the departure station box and let you fill in either "current location" or a station of your choosing, but otherwise it's a pretty useful app.
This is a must-have app. Although there are maps all over the stations and in the cars, this gives you a sense of how to get around so you can plan trips anywhere at a glance. Clicking on a station provides expected arrivals for trains, and the mapping part helps you navigate around on the metro in conjunction with driving (taxi), buses or walking, getting you all the way to your destination. Sometimes though the simplified tube infographic, which is very helpful for understanding the layout and stations, is misleading on how long it takes between stations. Even in using the street map it can be tough to locate metro stations without searching on a regular map app. But still a must-have.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Aug 12, 2014
- Version: 7.1
- Size: 29.0 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Adam Ernst
- © 2011 iTrans
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.