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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.


The one time this could have been extremely valuable was during the irregular operations in the cold weather. This turned out to be useless for service advisories which was the information most needed. You cannot rely on this app for anything other than basic schedule information.

Useful if you commute to Chicago

It seems useful enough. I will keep you posted if it breaks.

Embark Metra
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  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2013
  • Version: 1.8.2
  • Size: 4.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Embark, Inc.

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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