Train Beacon is a mobile app which shows estimated UK train positions in augmented reality and on a map

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Point your phone in the direction that the track is running and see the estimated position and distance of trains from your nearest station as beacons on-screen.*

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Packed with new high tech features:

AR (augmented reality) mode

The trains and stations views in AR mode show nearby trains and railway stations in an immersive augmented reality experience. The app will attempt to locate trains that are departing from your nearest station and display them. Tapping on a train reveals more information about its calling points and last reported location. View stations nearby in augmented reality. Available on iOS 13 or higher and Android devices that support ARCore.

Train Tracker

Using its advanced geo-location and route finding capabilities, combined with real-time UK train data and its UK rail network map, the app is able to predict the estimated interpolated location of trains at any given time. The estimated train location is displayed on a map, along with information about whether the service is currently running early, on-time or late.

High precision information

The app is able to use and report times from intermediary passing points such as junctions, providing the user with a high level of precision and accuracy about the current status of a given train’s journey. Delay and cancellation reasons are displayed, where available, and you can save time by using the app as it automatically displays departures from your nearest station. See the number of train carriages, train category, power type (eg Electric Multiple Unit), timing load (eg Class 323), planned maximum speed (eg 90mph max), seating classes, reservations, catering, and operating characteristics (eg Driver Only Operation) in the Train Details screen, this information is only displayed if the data has been provided by the Train Operating Company.

Incidents

Easily see information about the service status and news about rail incidents and current / future planned maintenance. The incidents screen includes information such as the incident details, routes affected, date/s of incident and direct links to the relevent National Rail Enquiries page and map, where available.

Trains

The Trains screen shows services that are departing from your nearest station or from the station selected in the stations view.

Incidents

Easily see information about the service status and news about rail incidents and current / future planned maintenance.

AR mode

Augmented reality mode displays the trains that are departing from your nearest station, or displays nearby stations, in augmented reality.

Stations

Choose your departure station by tapping on the Stations tab at the bottom of the screen. Enter the name of your departure station in the search bar.

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Train Beacon is powered by National Rail Enquiries

*Augmented reality mode requires iOS 13 or higher, or ARCore support on Android devices

Download the iOS or Android app today for real-time train info