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Train times app for iPhone is a runaway success for thetrainline.com

Train timesThe free travel iPhone app by thetrainline.com is handling over two million train time requests a month retaining its position in the top free travel apps for iPhone.

The journey planning app from thetrainline.com is perfect for finding train times whilst on the go and with the ability to download train timetables users can view train times and information even when there’s no internet connection – handy if travelling on the tube.

In April alone 2.1 million users used the application to find train times by iPhone.

– At the end of January 2010 a staggering 30% of the total train timetable requests performed by http://www.thetrainline.com were undertaken on its iPhone application.

– The free travel app has been downloaded over 500,000 times with an impressive 45% of users accessing the app for train times and information in April alone.

– The journey planning app has retained its position in the top five free travel apps for iPhone since its launch in October 2009 and is currently ranking at No. 3 in this category – tracks ahead of other rail information apps.

IPhone app - train timesRichard Rowson, business development director at thetrainline.com said:
“Since launching thetrainline.com app four months ago we’ve continued to see a high amount of downloads every week and have held on to our top five position for free travel apps – beating off competition from other rail timetable providers. We have a huge amount of people actively using the app for journey planning every day, which is testament to its functionality and ease of use. We have plans to develop further functions for the app, so we look forward to providing our users with even more handy tools to help them plan their rail journeys.”

Iain Hildreth, marketing director at thetrainline.com said:
“We are very excited to see rail users respond so positively to thetrainline.com app. We wanted to make journey planning as easy as possible whilst on the move and judging by the number of people accessing the apps’ functions after downloading it we’re succeeding in doing just that. Reaching 20% of our total timetable requests on the app emphasises the value it’s brought to train travellers.”

The app is now available to download for free from www.thetrainline.com/tools/iphone-app/

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For further information and images please contact Rebecca Salter PR manager at thetrainline.com on 0203 128 2234 / 0753 879 1174 or email rebecca.salter@thetrainline.com

Notes to editors:
Thetrainline.com iPhone app was launched in October 2009 and all stats referenced are correct as of 02.03.10.

About thetrainline.com
thetrainline.com is the leading independent online UK rail ticket retailer and rail ticket information provider, offering fast and easy access to train times, fares, reservations and tickets through its Internet site and contact centre operations in the UK train travel sector. In addition to its own website, http://www.thetrainline.com, it operates retail websites for 15 Train Operating Companies who sell rail tickets online, as well as providing a rail business travel service direct to a number of blue chip corporations and travel agents.

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