Our Latest Smartphone App Release and Cheapest Fare Finder

March 20, 2014

New to the App Store and Google Play store this week are the latest versions of the National Rail Enquiries iPhone and Android apps. The apps now include information from Twitter and Transport for London.


Twitter Information

Our Twitter accounts currently have 340k followers and our Twitter team is available 24/7 to provide the latest disruption information and to answer any disruption queries. We have now added into our app, the latest Twitter feeds. 

Our app now includes Twitter information for each of our Twitter accounts which include our main @nationalrailenq as well as those for the individual train operating companies. To access the individual train operator’s feeds, simply click the Twitter button from the “More” menu and select the train operator you travel with. The app will remember which account you prefer.


tflappAnother great feature in our latest release is we now include Transport for London travel information. You can view whether there is disruption on the underground lines or other London transport for today, later or over the weekend. To see this in action, choose London from the “More” menu button.

Over the past few months, we have added some great new features on our smartphone apps and we’d love to know what you think and if there is anything else you would like to see. You can suggest an idea on our Community Forum

We’ve got a topic on the forum at the moment asking for your opinions on how the railway uses Twitter, you can join in the conversation by adding your comments to this topic.

Cheapest Fare Finder

One final piece of good news, Cheapest Fare Finder is back up and running on the website after some changes to its configuration. You can use Cheapest Fare Finder by accessing this link from your computer.


  1. When will you release a Windows phone app? Also, Windows 8 app has wrong station opening times!

  2. Hi
    The rail app does not seem to work properly. If you enter 2 stations and search for a route then go back to change 1 of the stations it will not let you. You have to quit the app “hard reset” it and start again clearly not how it is intended to be used.

    • Hi Mark,

      Which phone and version are you using?

      • Iphone5s IOS 7.1

  3. Dear Mr Scoggins,

    I feel very disappointed that the TrainLine misleads students into a TEN POUNDS a month direct debit from my TrainLine data. It seems appalling that you pass on my data – and the ability to take my money – without my permission. Please help me get my £20 back and cancel my direct debit asap.

    Thanks – Nick

    • Hi Nick,

      The Trainline is an independent company and not part of National Rail Enquiries. You would need to raise this with them.

  4. It would be great if this app worked on Android tablets – it currently can’t even be installed!

  5. The app doesn’t work on Android tablets – any chnace this could be an option?

    • Hi Tom, thanks for getting in touch. I can confirm that the app is compatible with Android tablets. Could you please provide me with more info about the difficulties you are having and I will do my best to help. ^Lisa

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