By Gary A. Morris
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Next Ride shows the schedule for the next train, trolley or ferry leaving the station. The nearest station and current schedule are automatically shown, you choose the desired route. You can try it out for free and can always use the current day's schedule for the closest station. Full features and schedules can be purchased within the app. Transit systems include: LA Metro, Metrolink, Caltrain, San Diego Coaster, Sprinter, Trolley, and others coming soon.
• LA Metro: Blue, Gold, Green, Red, Purple and Expo
• LA Metroliners: Orange and Silver
• Metrolink Routes: Antelope Valley, 91, IE/Orange, Orange Co., Riverside, Burbank Airport, San Bernardino, Ventura
• Caltrain: Local, Limited, Bullet
• BART: all routes
• San Diego: Coaster and Sprinter
• San Diego Trolley: Green, Orange, Blue, Special
• Coronado Ferry
Schedule changes are automatically downloaded to the app so you're always up to date with the latest schedule.
You no longer have to worry about remembering the schedules; if your plans change, just check the app for the next ride going out. You can easily use it to plan ahead for a return trip or another day.
Viewing future or past schedules, directions to the station, and schedules for other stations in a route are premium features. Choose another station if the closest one isn't the one you want (requires in-app purchase). Touch "map" to view routes and to get directions to a station from your present location.
Works Offline! A network connection is not required to use most app features (a connection is needed only for downloading map and schedule updates, and for purchases.
Note: departure times displayed are based on schedules data published by the various agencies and do not include realtime updates.
What's New in Version 4.2
Fix for clock stopping after screen was locked.
Walking/driving directions to stations now uses Maps app.
Update screen layout and improvements to color scheme and layout.
Improved trip sharing buttons for email, message, etc.
Support for iPhone 5 taller screen at startup.
Check for data connection loss while trying to do trip planning.
The Best Solution for your CA commute!
I don't often write reviews. But when I'm especially impressed with an app I make time.
For starters, it's accurate. Very accurate. Using your phones GPS, not only will it calculate your closest station and when the next train will arrive in the direction you want to go, buy it will even show you traveling on a straight line between two stations so you know when you will arrive and where you are on your route.
There is support for LA, San Diego and San Francisco transit options from BART to Metrolink.
Best of all its free. The app author doesn't try to scam you with a free download followed by a paid subscription like some apps do.
5 stars. Easy.
Good for schedule and planning a trip. Needs a Save Function for trips. If I plan two way trip info is lost from first leg to second leg. Also need a reverse locations button. Need to allow favorite location saving and auto input. Otherwise happy with the plan. I'll see if it really works tomorrow.
I like this app, but don't use it
Schedules are wrong for the Los Angeles Metro Area. But I'm giving it 5 stars with the hope of an update.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Nov 19, 2012
- Version: 4.2
- Size: 1.5 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: Gary Morris
- © 2012 Gary A. Morris
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Top In-App Purchases
- LA Metrolink Support$0.99
- LA Metro Support$0.99
- Coaster Support$0.99
- MTS Trolley Support$0.99
- Sprinter Support$0.99
- BART Support$0.99