National Rail Enquiries

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Description of App: 

National Rail Enquiries, the UK’s number one travel website, is proud to release the must-have app for every train traveller.Now you can access detailed, real-time train information direct from your smartphone. So much more than a timetable, innovative technology enables you to track specific trains, find out about disruptions to your journey, and re-plan your journey on the go.With unprecedented visibility and intuitive tools, the National Rail Enquiries app will transform your train travel experience, empowering you to catch the right train and complete your journey.Features

  • My travel - One place for your favourite journeys and stations. Find the next train home and get relevant live updates at a glance
  • Live trains - View real-time departures and arrivals boards for any station
  • Progress tracking - From A to B and everything in between, find out exactly where a train is along a route
  • Journey planner - Plan your journeys with up-to-the-minute travel information. Track the progress of trains and disruptions along your route
  • Watch a train - Pin a train to My travel to watch its progress with a single tap
  • Push notifications - Get disruption alerts as they happen
  • Wake-up alerts - Avoid missing your stop or getting caught out when the train divides or arrives at its destination
  • Tube and DLR - Plan your journey to or from London Zone 1 Underground and DLR stations
  • Plan journeys between a station and a postcode 
  • Find out ticket prices 
  • Buy tickets via third party websites 

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.1.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

8

Accessibility Comments: 

AppleVis Editor Note: the Usability Rating of this app has been amended to reflect the comments posted below. 

Original comments on version 1.0.1: The app is totally inaccessible. None of the controls have meaningful labels.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

I would highly recommend purchasing the UK Train Times App by Agant, which used to be the official National Rail Enquiries App. It costs about £5, but it's totally accessible and easy to use.