The official Amtrak app for Windows Phone has receive a big update today, bringing the ability to view your eTickets and monthly reservations amongst other changes. The update, version 2.2.0 for those keeping score at home, also brings the ability to purchase tickets right from within the app. For those outside of the United States, Amtrak is our national rail service and while not nearly as comprehensive as those you would find in Europe, it is pretty good especially if you live in the densely populated East Coast. Now you don’t have to always go to the Amtrak site while on the go with your Windows Phone.
Here is a full run down of the changes you will find in this latest update to the Amtrak app.
- Show your eTicket while onboard, including multi-ride and monthly passes.
- Book one-way and roundtrip tickets
- Check train status
- Search for station information
- Save trip information to your phone calendar
For those of you who use Amtrak regularly, these updates should be welcome news as it will allow you to use Amtrak’s services without having to pull out the laptop or tablet while on-the-go to buy tickets or get information on your reservations.
The Amtrak app is free but you will need to have an Amtrak account (also free) to use a lot of the reservation services.