Mobile phone technology now provides services that people can make use of on the move. There are a number of useful apps for both android and i-phone. Some are free to download whilst others have a small charge.
Below is a list of apps and a short description of what they can do. Let us know if you spot any other useful ones or if you provide a transport app that you think we should have listed.
The Travline Cymru app is a free fully bilingual i-phone app which gives gives bus and rail times and travel alerts in Cardiff and across Wales. It provides all the information that travellers in Wales need to assist with planning their journeys throughout the country by ALL modes of transport.
The app includes a journey planner for journey plans by bus, coach and train, departure boards for every bus stop in Wales, contact details for public transport operators and alerts and notices for disruptions and diversions. For people who want to use other modes of transport, the app provides information on Community and Demand Responsive Transport schemes in Wales, locations of Park and Ride sites as well as a direct link to Traffic Wales for the most up to date information on traffic and travel on the roads in Wales.
Sustrans’ Complete National Cycle Network app provides free access to 25000 miles of cycle network in UK. Plus local information such as shops, schools, bike shops with GPS tracking to local public transport network.
To download follow: http://itunes.apple.com/uk/app/the-complete-national-cycle/id436521445?mt=8&ls=1
The Green Travel Choice app helps to inform travel choice by tracking carbon emissions and suggesting routes. The system uses GPS based map to show CO2 emissions for bus, train, motor bike, various car types and plane trip and provides a travel logbook to keep track of trips and CO2 emissions over time.
Download at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-travel-choice/id366182144?mt=8&affId=1503186
The Trainline app provides free rail timetables and bookings and lets you check times and buy tickets on your iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry, Android and other mobiles.
Download at: http://www.thetrainline.com/train-tickets/mobile-app/download.shtml
The Visit Cardiff app provides an interactive guide to Cardiff’s attractions, events, attractions and places to eat and drink. Containing all the information you need to plan your stay in Cardiff and Wales’ capital region the app lets you search and choose where to stay, what to see & do, where to shop, and where to eat & drink.
Download at: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cardiffs-official-visitor/id418551459