Get to your destination on time with National Rail Times for BlackBerry 10

By DJ Reyes on 14 Apr 2013 12:40 pm EDT
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Live in the U.K. and commute on the trains regularly? Then I have something just for you. It comes in the form of an app called National Rail Times. It allows you to view all U.K. National rail departures. On top of that it gives you real-time tracking of the train journey so you'll know if it's running late. The app pulls the data directly from Network Rail to give you this information.

If there is a train, or even a few train journeys you take regularly, you can add them to your Favorites list. If any of those trains on your list will be delayed you will get a push notification directly into the Hub alerting you of it. The app does not have to be running to be able to get these notifications. Within the settings you can adjust the time at which you can be alerted of a train delay. You can choose to only be alerted when a train is running more than 10 minutes late. There are options for 1 minute, 5 minutes and 15 minutes too.

If you minimize the app into an Active Frame, it will also scroll through your favorites list and give you its status there too, so you could see those at a glance. 

All in all, the National Rail Times app has proven itself to be very handy. It is definitely an app worth checking out if you commute regularly. It is available right now from BlackBerry World for £2.00. I highly recommend checking it out.

For more information and to purchase National Rail Times from BlackBerry World

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Get to your destination on time with National Rail Times for BlackBerry 10

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I contacted go-transit in the gta and the they are bringing in an app in 2014 =(

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Hi BenH9360

National Rail Times for BB10

Supports:

Arriva Trains Wales (HL),
c2c (HT),
CrossCountry (EH),
Devon & Cornwall Railways (EN),
East Midlands Trains (EM),
Eurostar (UK) Ltd (GA),
Ffestiniog Railway (XJ),
First Capital Connect (EG),
First Great Western (EF),
First Hull Trains (PF),
First Scotrail (HA),
First Transpennine Express (EA),
Gatwick Express Ltd (HV),
Grand Central (EC),
Heathrow Connect (EE),
Heathrow Express Ltd (HM),
Island Lines (HZ),
London Midland (EJ),
London Overground (EK),
LUL Bakerloo Line (XC),
LUL District Line – Richmond (XE),
LUL District Line – Wimbledon (XB),
Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd (HE),
National Express East Anglia (EB),
National Express East Coast (HB),
Nexus (PG),
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (PR),
Northern Rail (ED),
Southeastern (HU),
Southern (HW),
Stagecoach Sth Western Trains Ltd (HY),
The Chiltern Railway Co. Ltd (HO),
Virgin West Coast Trains (HF),
West Coast Railway Co. (PA),
Wrexham & Shropshire Railway (EI).

Nice to see really important apps coming out. Even though I'm not in the UK, it can be an influence or catalyst for other countries. Hear that GO Transit and TTC? ;-)

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Just what I needed the other day but I ended up navigating their website using the browser instead, but for £2? A similar app on BBOS is for free.

First Capital Direct and Scotrail Apps appeared for free in App World on Friday, both really good apps!

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Hey guys I'm the developer of National Rail Times

So to answer your questions.

-It's a NATIVE BB10 cascades app. Supports peek and flow and all that good stuff

- National Rail Times is the only application to support PUSH integration with the BlackBerry Hub. Great for regular commuters. When you mark a train as a favourite, you will received PUSH notifications directly in your BlackBerry Hub if that train is Delayed or Cancelled. This will save you a wasted trip to the Station if your train is Cancelled or let you know when you Can have a lie in if Your train is Delayed (it will even tell you how many minutes your train is delayed). No other Rail application on any platform offers this functionality i.e with the alternatives, you have to manually check yourself. The free and even paid alternatives in BB10 do not offer this deep integration with BB10, BlackBerry Hub and PUSH.

Keep your questions coming guys.

National Rail Times App for BB10 - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963/?countrycode=GB

There is a free app from chiltern rail that I believe does most of this. android app, so no hub integration granted, but it works. alternatively the national rail mobile website/planner is awesome and works well too.

Hey Thanks for the comments. I'm an indie developer so I do have to make money from my app :) Hence why I'm charging for it.

If you want the premium features offered my National Rail Times App then feel free to support me. If you prefer other websites then you can use them too.

Choice and competition is a good thing after all :)

If you want to see any features added to the app, please leave a comment/review and rating on BlackBerry World. And I'll try to get it out in a future release.

The app is also fully Z10 and Q10 compatible. So when you get your Q10s it will work flawlessly there too.

Thanks for your support Crackberry nation.

National Rail Times App for BB10 - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963/?countrycode=GB

Great app, well worth £2. If some people feel so strongly about free apps presumably they'll be making and releasing them themselves - after all, it's probably easy, right?

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These native developers are EXACTLY the kind of people Blackberry Nation should be supporting!. Heck I would buy this app straight away and I live in Canada!

I am guessing it's got a favourites list rather than a favorites list since the UK uses world English but blimey if my guess is incorrect...

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What a treat to have such an involved and responsive application developer take the time to directly answer questions here. Thank you.

I shall purchase your application to largely, but not completely, replace the android port I currently have - myTrains. That is only because myTrains also includes a journey planner; the notes on BB World indicate your App does not include a journey planner; put one in and you'll improve it considerably.

Hi,

Appreciate your support. Thanks for your suggestion. A journey planner is abit more involved from a technical perspective. :)

I was trying to target most of the daily commuters that already know their journeys to and from work. And don't/rarely need a journey planner.

But I'll add it to the to do list and depending on demand ill see if I can add it in.

In the mean time, commuters who do change trains on their journeys to and from work can still use National Rail Times. All you need to do is bookmark all the legs of your journey as favourites. For example if your journey Is from Station A to C via B, then bookmark routes A to B and then B to C as favoutites. Where B is your interchange station.

If you do this, you will receive alerts if either of the legs of your journey is Delayed or Cancelled. This should work for most use cases where you know the journey.

You can even bookmark trains "Around" your interchange time at Station B so if one is delayed, you know if you can catch the other.

Hope you enjoy using the App.

Please leave a Review on BlackBerry World If you find the App useful and please spread the word amongst you BB10 buddies :)

Cheers

National Rail Times App for BB10 - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963/?countrycode=GB