iPhone and UK Train Times20 Jul 2009
National Rail Enquiries in the UK have cornered the market for iPhone apps for UK rail. It used to be open and there apparently used to be a pretty reasonable app out there for free. National Rail’s app on the other hand is not as nice and costs a few too many pennies for many people.
I used to use a WAP version on my old phone and I still use it through a WML browser add-on for Firefox when I need super speedy quick access or am on a really slow connection - such as that on the East Coast mainline trains. However the iPhone’s Safari browser doesn’t support WML. However there is another alternative that has a lightweight portal for the small screen - National Rail’s PDA page.
I’m not currently an iPhone user myself but I’ve suggested this to a few people and they seem to find it a viable and practical alternative to the National Rail iPhone app.