By Eric Hynds

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2015-05-22
  • Current Version: 2.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 12.44 MB
  • Developer: Eric Hynds
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 223 Ratings


MBTA Rail provides experienced Boston commuters with as much information as possible about the location and status of their trains. This app is designed for seasoned commuters who are already familiar with their line schedule. Features include: • Near real-time location information (next stop, current stop, GPS location, predicted arrival time, and vehicle speed). Please see the note below regarding accuracy. • Boarding track numbers • Map of your train and other trains along your route • View historical coach numbers, boarding tracks, and average on time percentages • Crowd-sourced information. Is a prediction wrong? Train delayed mid-trip? Wondering if your train is standing room only? Discuss through the "Reports" button next to each trip • Full schedule view with predicted arrival times for each stop • Service alerts (delays, cancellations, track changes, etc.) • Clean, user-friendly, and ad-free interface Note: data is sourced directly from the MBTA's real-time feeds which is collected using PTIS equipment installed on the trains. We don't make any predictions ourselves; this app is simply an interface for the MBTA's data. This app is NOT affiliated with the MBTA or MassDOT. Follow us on Twitter at @MBTARailTracker for updates.



  • Waste of $0.99

    By Jedi42
    The app doesn’t work for the Needham line.
  • Go-to app for MBTA commuter rail

    By No Middle Initial
    The best app for CR. Superior to the official Keolis app. Easy to use and nicely designed.
  • Boarding info not showing

    By snl_323
    Issue has since been fixed - 5 stars because I love this app! For the last couple of days the “boarding on track” info hasn’t been showing. Is this an app glitch or an MBTA issue? If it’s app-related, can you fix it? This app is my lifeline!
  • Awesome

    By msbav8r53
    Best MBTA commuter rail app available. Only thing I can nitpick is the lack of information after 12am.
  • Can be much much better

    By Dr.gupta of movies
    This whole Mbta system is running on life support. There is always some issue
  • Next station was missing -Fixed.

    By ceb9000
    Next Station is now showing.. it was missing this morning. Great App..
  • The best commuter rail app!

    By BostonKT
    I just started taking the commuter rail and this app has saved me so much time and frustration. Not only does it surface delays so I don’t wait outside on the track, but the Reporting feature allows passengers to share real-time updates on specific trains. This morning there was a long delay due to a disabled train, but a “mystery train” showed up and was running 5 minutes ahead. Was able to track that status through other passengers and actually get a window seat. To the developer, I’d love the ability to sort or filter by inbound/outbound trains, since I’m only ever looking at one direction.
  • Helps get ahead of crowd at South Station

    By Maryzs&$()
    I pay $264 a month for a Zone 4 monthly pass and for that kind of money I hope to get a seat on the commuter train. The “report” feature lets fellow passengers alert one another to which track the train is on several minutes before it’s officially announced so it’s possible to get a little bit of a head start ahead of the crowd. Also when train is delayed there can be some funny chatter via the reports feature! Anything to lessen the stress of an awful commute!
  • Helpful app!

    By Cached Crystal
    Is anyone also getting a error that says can’t connect to network? Then when I try to click app support it says bad gateway... Update: Thanks to the developer for his/her response—clearly the MBTA outage isn’t expected and glad there are safeguards in place now, I have adjusted my review.
  • Stopped working

    By c_sarisozen
    Ok, first off, this has been and I assume still, a great app. It is tied to trains’ reporting so, if they stopped reporting their location, there is nothing the developer can do. Blame the MBTA, not the developer or the app. However it stopped working two days ago without explanation or any other prior warning. Either an update went wrong or the developer just quit and relocated to another dimension. Whatever the cause, it harmed thousands of people relying the info. Bad part is, since it is a great app, many people started to trust/rely on that completely so any error that lasts this long is definitely causing problems more than one can anticipate.