This came out of nowhere. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, also known as Amtrak, has released an official app for Windows Phone 8 users. Amtrak, as you may or may not know, is an intercity passenger train service here in the United States. Amtrak operates 374 trains daily and connects 896 destinations in 46 states, at least Wikipedia says that. So what can you do with the Amtrak app for Windows Phone? Quite a bit it looks like, so let’s check it out.
When you have an app that is for a transportation service like Amtrak you’d want the ability to book trips check your train status, and have your ticket integrated into the app. Thankfully, Amtrak for Windows Phone does all that and more. Here’s the feature list:
- Book one-way and roundtrip tickets
- Check train status
- Search for station information
- Show your eTicket while onboard
- Save your ticket to your phone calendar
It seems like a pretty stellar app for Windows Phone users that frequent Amtrak’s services. You’ve got things like double wide Live tile support, a functional Metro looking app and more. You can also log in with your Amtrak account. Add stations or routes as favorites and you can quickly buy tickets or check on the status of a train all from your Windows Phone.
Amtrak for Windows Phone 8 is free and available right now. Go get it in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR Code below, or swipe to the right in our app.
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