If you live and work in Ontario, then there’s a pretty good chance you’re familiar with GO Transit – the Government of Ontario mass transit. GO trains and busses help millions get to and from work everyday. Last week, GO Transit announced the launch of their GO Mobile app providing customers with the ability to view train and buss schedules, bookmark favorites, view Union station departure info, and set arrival alerts. Gone are the days of carrying the large map/schedule all folded up in your bag. You can now access it all from your mobile device.
The free app has launched on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. In just a few quick taps I was able to see a listing of the departure time for trains from my local station. The only thing it didn’t tell me, was what track I needed to be waiting on. I can understand why they might have decided to leave this out of the app, as the track can often change at the last minute. However, it is the one key thing that everyone is fighting to see when they get to the station. You can see the track listed under the Union Station info, but it’s missing when I look up a specific train/station departure.
If you live in Ontario, more specifically, in the GTA – and you use the train a little or a lot, this is a handy app to have on your device!