LONDON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
National Rail Enquiries is urging all passengers travelling by train over the busy summer period to make use of its many free online and mobile services which provide real time information about train journeys, and everyone who registers on its website before 20th August, or who sets up and alert via email, Twitter or SMS, will also be in to win a £25 iTunes voucher.
"With the many summer festivals going on, accessing up-to-the-minute information about train journeys over the summer holiday period is vital. Our 'Get it live' campaign encourages people to register with National Rail Enquiries to create their personalised home page featuring live departure information about their favourite journeys," said Jason Webb, Head of Online for National Rail Enquiries.
Top 5 ways to get live travel information on your mobile with National Rail Enquiries:
1. The National Rail Enquiries App: currently available for iOS and Android operating systems, the official app is free to download from iTunes or Google Play and includes a journey planner with real time information about train departures, push notifications, a 'wake me up alarm' and a helpful 'get me home' function which uses geolocation technology.
2. The mobile website: The National Rail Enquiries mobile website provides travellers with all the information they need to quickly plan their journey using their smartphone, and like the app, it returns real time information about any delays.
3. Alerts by email, Twitter message or SMS: Passengers can create alerts for their favourite journeys and if National Rail Enquiries is aware that the train is running late by five minutes or more, or is cancelled, it will automatically contact them by email, direct Twitter message or SMS. Passengers can manage all their alerts by registering with National Rail Enquiries for free.
4. Twitter: @nationalrailenq: National Rail Enquiries provides dedicated Twitter accounts for all of the train companies and instantly posts news of disruption on the lines. It's manned by real people who can provide answers to questions 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
5. Facebook.com/nationalrailenq: NRE's Facebook page provides important updates about new services and the National Rail Enquiries information team aims to provide a prompt answer to passengers' questions within office hours.
"Web-connected smartphones provide multiple ways for people to get the information they need in the way they like best, whether it's through apps, social networks or mobile websites. We're pleased to offer passengers multiple ways to access the most up-to-the-minute information about their train journeys while on the go, and urge people to register with us now so they've always got the latest train information when it really matters," concluded Jason.
To register and for more information visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk and follow the 'Get it live' link.
National Rail Enquiries is owned and funded by Britain's train companies. Full terms and conditions for the iTunes competition can be found at: http://marketing.nationalrail.co.uk/tickets.
Amanda Goodchild / Karen Danson
SOURCE National Rail Enquiries