Once you've planned your train journey with us, you’ll get…
• Live feedback from other users of the train services
• Rate every train service you take
• Live updates on train times
• Keep track of how many minutes you’ve lost when the train’s been late. We also record any time you’ve gained
• See which platform your train is going from as soon as it is confirmed
• Find out which rail services have the most available seats, get most crowded and which are the least reliable
• Send your mates, loved ones, employers updates of when you’ll arrive
• Find out the current status of your train operator
• We’ll send you notifications when you need to bring a brolly or the train disruption on your commute is getting bad
We’re independent of any rail provider, but we know stuff about rail and we know about commuting. We built CommuteLondon to spend less time hanging around train stations, planning train journeys, and to have more fun with our time on trains.
Find out what the customers are saying about their train operators;
• Virgin Trains
• London Midland
• East Midlands Trains
• Great Northern
• Virgin Trains East Cost
• Chiltern Railways
• TFL Rail
• Greater Anglia
• Great Western Railway (GWR)
• South West Trains
Some people ask us why we ask you to sign up for train info. Well, we need to take a little bit of information about your commute and that’s a bit personal. We want to provide some protection around that, so we ask you to sign up. We won’t share any personal data with anyone. We also like to keep in touch with our newsletters – we hope you like them, they’re not about us, they’re about commuting.
Why are we asking for permission to use your microphone? The new release of the third party feedback tool we're using (instabug) allows users to send us voice memos as feedback. This was a little unexpected and we're working to disable it or have it removed. Apologies for this, but don't worry we're not listening, unless you shake the app and decide to send us a voice message!
If you want to share locations, we tune some info based on where you are.
Very pleased that recent data issues have been resolved so I can use this brilliant app again. It's much better than the TOCs' apps. Also nice to know the developers are actively responding to comments and improving the app all the time.
Used to be great, but now fails to load any train times. Sits with a spinner for 30 seconds, then get a grey screen with no trains
It's alright but I don't see the point of the "how are you feeling" smilie. How do you think I feel when I can't get home?
As a rail commuter lets face it we need an app that tells us what's happening on our rail network and why there are so many delays and cancellations. I have now found this app that tells me exactly what I need to know about the state of my commute. I use it daily when leaving home and work to check if there are delays or disruptions on my journey. It also has some useful features like timetable, live departures, platform confirmation (very desirable), rate the rail operator, survey of my train and tube status.I also like the fact that I can opt into receiving daily notifications for weather and disruptions. So I recommend this app to all rail commuters.
Less so that it includes an illogical route in my timetable.
Good way to slag off crapy c2c for comming out with a failed timetable
Useful but poor interface and UX
This app is useful although sometimes the twitter feed can initially be misleading as a problem with the train operator can be misinterpreted as a problem with one's specific route. Sadly this app has stopped working and I do miss it which is proof enough of how good it is.
I and many others have a deep suspicion of apps that request seemingly unnecessary permissions without explanation. If it is a legitimate requirement there should be no reason not to be open and publish the permissions list and an explanation of why they are required in the app description.
All this and it doesn't do TFL underground. Pointless for London
It's really easy to tell if there are problems on my line or not by using this app. In a quick glance I know what to expect from my journey.
good app no tube da?
Love this app. This is an example of using social data and big data to provide another look at how you can provide information on commuting. Things I would change though, UI to scroll through twitter feed I don't like. Maybe use ViewPager to navigate to the next pane. You need to be able to go back in time so you can rate the train you are on. Tweet directly through app, add a hashtag to provide the user on what train you are on (might be hard due to 140 char)
Email or otherwise. The argument that this is for comms is weak: updates provide a more than adequate means of doing this.
Forcing me to sign up and sign in before I can even access the app is not a good user experience. Not even a explanation as to why you require my email address and what you plan to do with it. Uninstalled.
Looks good but it would be fantastic if this had a widget.
Unfortunately the lack of any landscape mode makes this very hard to use for any tablet. Shame, as the content and quality is very good. I would give this 5 stars if it did have landscape but it's just too difficult to use on a tablet at the moment.
needing to register via email to use? LAME not having London tube stations? LAME very limited app.
It's called CommuteLondon but doesn't include Tube/DLR services. However, it does offer places like Abercynon which, last time I checked, is about 4 hours from London by train. Looks good but is a bit pointless.
Add your route and it gives a great overview.
Shows me what I need when I need it. Nice touch adding customer ratings of trains.
A must-have for commuters!