National Rail Enquiries celebrates more than 3 million app downloads in less than a year

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National Rail Enquiries (NRE) celebrates a successful year and cements its position as one of the most popular travel apps in the UK since the launch in May of last year, with 3 million downloads of its free smart phone app.

Offering a comprehensive service for travellers on the move and access to up-to-date information and departures wherever you are, NRE prides itself on easy to use functionality and real time information, allowing travellers to quickly adapt to timetable changes and enjoy a more relaxing journey.

The popularity of the app itself, available for both iPhone and Android operating systems, is testament to the usefulness of these features and with three million downloads, NRE is further building it's reputation as the most widely used travel app in the UK.

"Our app is borne out of an identified need of our users to access real time, updated and reliable train information either on the move, or in preparation for a journey to come," said Chris Scoggins, Chief Executive of NRE, "the wealth of features that this app boasts are all designed to be useful to the traveller, including our live progress reports and push notifications. So to see the app being so widely and positively received is great."

"Our aim is to enable the largest group of people to access our unique services on multi platforms, and our recent iPad app provides this with Twitter integration and other key features," continues Mr Scoggins. "We are happy with initial feedback from our customers and will look to further improve our online service to them in the months to come."

Some other clever features of the iPhone app include the use of geolocation technology to advise customers of their nearest station as well as a useful 'wake-me-up' alarm system to ensure passengers are alerted prior to their destination.

"As smartphone technology continues to develop, we are looking forward to updating our online services to ensure the best possible train information direct to you, whichever type of device you choose," concludes Mr Scoggins. "In addition to the successful iPad and iPhone apps, users can also access information through our desktop and mobile websites as well as via our many twitter feeds - which means that you are never too far away from the information you need."

The National Rail Enquiries app is free and can be downloaded now from the Apple App Store and Google Play; an advert-free upgrade is also available, at £4.99.

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