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Amtrak, aiming to give you a "new way to take the train," released an official app to the Play Store recently.

The (logically named) Amtrak app allows passengers to plan their entire train excursion, from buying tickets (which can be displayed right on your device) to navigating to a nearby station, changing/upgrading seat selections, checking train schedules, and using an Amtrak Guest Rewards account.

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"Optimized for Android," the app carries a holo-ish interface with swiping tabs, proper navigation and scrolling, and all the visual flair you may expect from an app in line with Android's design guidelines. That being said, the app itself is also well-built and stable, and works just how potential train passengers would hope.

If you're looking to take a trip with Amtrak any time soon, this app is definitely worth your time. Plus, it's free from the Play Store. Just hit the widget below.

Thanks, Tony!

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Greg Briggs

    Good Job! I'd gone looking for an app for them a few months ago and was shocked they did not have one. Now lets see greyhound get off their butts and join the 21st century

  • tvBilly

    And you need access to my contacts... fail

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yes, the whole app is a fail because it has a contact permission and will obviously spam the shit out of your contacts with candid photos of trains getting their knobs polished. It's a big respectable company - I'm sure it has a reason for including both the calendar and contact permissions, which you'd find out if you start using it.

      • raazman

        "...it has a contact permission and will obviously spam the shit out of your contacts with candid photos of trains getting their knobs polished."

        Bahaha!

  • http://twitter.com/louiedog louiedog

    Great news for a handful of people between Boston and DC and those who are afraid of flying.

  • Josh Flowers

    for a ticket that costs just as much as a flight and twice as long, you too can see the world between the trees & stop lights you'll be dodging.

    on a side note, i really do enjoy riding metro trains