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Embark Metra

By Embark, Inc.

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Embark Metra is a transit application for the Metra commuter rail system. It is essential to all Metra riders — from the occasional to the daily, the tourist to the commuter.

It includes:
- A trip planner (no internet required)
- Station information
- Scheduled arrivals
- A handsome multi-touch Metra map
- Service advisories


Feedback is greatly appreciated at

Note: Embark Metra is not funded by or directly affiliated with Metra or the Regional Transportation Authority. These applications were made by three public transit riders who wanted to make the Metra easier to use for all riders.

What's New in Version 1.8.2

- Updated Schedules
- Bug Fixes

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Customer Reviews

Best in class

I use this app at least once a week when I invariably have to catch different trains. It's always up to date and reflects the accurate schedule... unfortunately Metra isn't always on time though.

This is a schedule app, not a real-time tracker as another commented apparently expected.

It is the best at doing what it does, no contest.

Finally updated timetable

I love this app. Glad they finally updated the timetables.

Ignore one star reviews that think this should tell when the train actually comes - that's not what it does! It only tells the schedule.

It does have favorite stations so keep looking for the star...

Poorly Updated.

It was my first time commuting to the city via train for work. This worked well for 2 days until I got onto the Harvard 641 train @ 5:16pm leaving OTC that does not "Arrive at..." my stop; even though the app said it would. Now I'm on it and have 30 extra minutes to write this review.

Luckily a gent on the train showed me the right way and apparently Metra is coming out with their own app (hopefully more accurate).

Hope this helps.

Embark Metra
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  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8.2
  • Size: 4.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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