National Rail Enquiries



    National Rail Enquiries's review

    Published: 2015-10-23, by .

    Find tickets, your train, and even something to eat using this app.

    • Transit Information
    • Buy Tickets
    • Track Progress
    • Eats Battery

    "Commuter Heaven"


    For those who use mass transit frequently, this will be one of the most used apps on your phone.


    The ability to use the app to find out when your train will get to the gate is helpful. You can also buy tickets while on the go, eliminating the need to stand in line. If you aren't sure where you are going, the app can also help with that. Finally, the app integrates well with Apple Watch so that you don't even have to use your phone.


    Like with any other app that monitors transport, there are going to be times when it just doesn't get it right. It can also eat away at battery.

    Tags: railtime , national rail enquiries train updates


    by Noel

    Oct 23, 2015


    Stay on track with the free National Rail Enquiries App, Great Britain’s number one destination for train timetables and travel information. Get live train times and cheap tickets from all the major train line operators.

    National Rail Enquiries lets you plan, book and keep up to date with all your train travel in one easy app. Manage your journeys across the Great Britain train network with My Travel, plan new routes with our comprehensive journey planner and receive real time travel updates. Personalised to you, you can check timetables, set up travel alerts, find out about train disruption quickly, track your train and save your favourite journeys. You can also find cheap train fares.


    • Click to buy tickets - We link you directly to the train operator so you can find the cheapest fares. No booking or credit card fees.

    • My Travel – Set up personalised travel updates. Save your favourite journeys and stations. Find the next train departure home and get relevant live updates from across the network at a glance.

    • Journey Planner - Plan your journeys with up-to-the-minute travel information and track the progress of trains and as well as being alerted to disruptions on the line along your route.

    • Live Train Times - View real-time departures and arrivals boards for any station in Great Britain.

    • Progress Tracking - Find out exactly where a train is along a route, from A to B and everything in between.

    • Watch a Train - Pin a train to My Travel to watch its progress across the network with a single tap.

    • Real Time Push Notifications - Get timetable disruption alerts sent straight to your phone or watch as they happen.

    • Wake-up alerts - Avoid missing your stop or getting caught out when the train divides or arrives at its destination.

    • London Underground and DLR - Plan your journey to or from London Zone 1 Underground and DLR stations.

    • Taking you from A to B, put in a postcode and get the best route planner to the nearest station

    National Rail Enquiries gives you live times and all the journey planner information you need about fares so you can buy cheap tickets for all journeys with the major train line operators across Great Britain:

      Arriva Trains Wales
        Caledonian Sleeper
        Chiltern Railways
        East Midlands Trains
        Gatwick Express
        Grand Central
        Great Northern
        Great Western Railway
        Greater Anglia
        Heathrow Connect
        Heathrow Express
        Hull Trains
        Island Line
        London Midland
        London Overground
        London Underground
        South West Trains
        Stansted Express
        TfL Rail
        TransPennine Express
        Virgin Trains
        Virgin Trains East Coast

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    Users comments for National Rail Enquiries

    Richard Corfield

    by Richard Corfield

    Nov 23, 2017  |  "OK"

    Widgets are too limiting. I want widgets for journeys between three stations, but this app only allows between two stations.

    Trevor Allen

    by Trevor Allen

    Nov 22, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Never got past the start screen. Crashed every time.

    Steve Western

    by Steve Western

    Nov 22, 2017  |  "OK"

    Battery killer and failed to inform me that part of my route was closed. Continued to show services which had been cancelled.

    Karen Turner

    by Karen Turner

    Nov 22, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Used to use this app everyday, but it hasn't worked for over a month now, despite reinstalling, it crashes every time upon opening

    Gill Chester

    by Gill Chester

    Nov 22, 2017  |  "OK"

    This app is not intuitive. As a user, I want to be able to find a journey - which I can do easily. Then I want to make it 'my journey' to be able to get to it easily at any time. As far as I can make out. I can only 'pin' a journey once it's started. If there's another way of doing it, I can't find it. Therefore, it's really frustrating.

    AJ Finch

    by AJ Finch

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Great"

    Surprisingly useful. Live updates seem to show changes as soon as the real boards in the station. Some UI niggles, but nothing awful. Considering how hard it is to get app design right, and considering they are a long way from being a software company, I'm gobsmacked by how well NRE have done this. Definitely recommended!