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Amtrak

by National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

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Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.0.14
  • • Amtrak eTickets have been updated with a new look.
  • • eTickets now link to station information and allow adding to calendars.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B009IPC63C
  • Release Date: October 3, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,981 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Book one-way and roundtrip tickets
  • Check train status
  • Search for station information
  • Show your eTicket while onboard
  • Save your ticket to your Kindle Fire® calendar
  • And so much more

Product Description

Discover the convenience of traveling with Amtrak on your Kindle Fire®. With the Amtrak app you can you can get simple and intuitive access to all the travel information you need, whenever you need it.

All this, without the hassle of your laptop, making calls or printing your ticket.

For help or feedback on the Amtrak app, go to amtrak.com/contact-us

Technical Details

  • Size: 6.7MB
  • Version: 2.0.14
  • Developed By: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Write (but not read) the user's calendar data
    • Read the user's calendar data
    • Retrieve state dump information from system services
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars new to train travel..perfect helper app October 30, 2012
App is easy to use. Saves reservation and lets me use the barcode to check in. No crashes...pretty happy with it!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amtrak is Amazing!! November 5, 2012
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I love Amtrak. Customer service is incredible. Passenger service on the trains is wonderful.
The Amazon app lets you check on train status and even book a ticket to any part of the US.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CANT FLY need OXYGEN November 26, 2012
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I'VE BOOKED 3 TRIPS. ACELA EXP TO NY & DC. VERY EASY TO USE.

I 'MISPLACED' MY E-TICKET; PANIC CITY BROUGHT UP ON PHONE..................SCANNED AND GOOD TO GO! (i found ticket later).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs to use local storage April 23, 2013
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This app is pretty good at what it does (schedules, train status, ticketing), but only if you're actually connected online. If you're an Amtrak train rider, you know how awful the WiFi is aboard, so guess what? The app on my tablet is useless.

Conductor guy is coming around to check tickets. You open up the app to get your ticket which you just saw while at home. * bam * Not happening if you're not online.

Can somone re-write the app so tickets are stored locally on the device? Or at least so the user has the option of saving the ticket locally. Saving selected schedules would be nice also.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for Kindle 8.9 HD Fire March 26, 2013
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Being an Amtrak traveler, I was so looking forward to using this app. As I understand, you would be able to bring up your electronic ticket and have it scanned onboard. (Would be great if lost your ticket inroute). I purchased this app ($0.00) but it would not download to my Kindle 8.9 HD Fire. After calling Amazon, they determined it was not compatible with my Kindle.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useful only to confirm schedules if I already had them February 27, 2013
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I wanted to see about a trip between cities via train. I understand that trains do not run everyday, but when I input the date I'd like to ride, this app says 'too bad, not today, try another day.'

A good app would provide alternate dates. Or show a calendar so I could look at the days of the week the dates fell upon. In short, it could provide information I've come to expect from travel apps generally.

As it is, uninstall the app, grab a sheet of paper, and hit a web-browser. It will be less frustrating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very handy and easy to use December 3, 2012
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My only reservation is that signing up for an Amtrak account takes hours to clear so if you don't use Amtrak much and try to sign up for your account and download the app and use it the day of travel, it might be ready later in the day but don't expect to use it right away. No real private company (I know, Amtrak is private, but operates like a sclerotic bureaucracy) could stay in business with that kind of delivery of electronic tools.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT all aboard! November 7, 2012
By Bernie
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I used the app to plan a trip from the station nearest my home to Denver, CO. I found it necessary to guess an intermediate stop and plan a leg of the trip from my home station to the intermediate stop, then take my arrival time and plan a departure from the intermediate stop to Denver. Perhaps this was to allow me time at my intermediate stop, but I was never given the opportunity to indicate I wanted to travel straight through as much as possible. Unhappily, this is the same experience I encountered earlier when going to the Amtrak website. The app did, however, make suggestions for alternative departures from Chicago to Denver.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Dirty, awful ride
Never again will I ride Amtrak! From surly, arrogant clerks at one end to lazy on-board personnel and urine soaked bathrooms for twenty-five hours, I thought the Board of Health... Read more
Published 18 hours ago by Judy Rosica
4.0 out of 5 stars great option. Never have to worry about finding my ...
No paper e ticket... great option. Never have to worry about finding my ticket!!!
Published 2 days ago by shan t
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great site to help with the Amtrak.
Published 2 days ago by Virginia Williams
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Don't bother
Published 4 days ago by Buddy
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent experience
Excellent way to travel. Enjoyable. Beats cramped flying. On time, helpful train attendants and a general happy experience atmosphere. Read more
Published 6 days ago by JoyceBaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works well
Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars It is the only way to travel between San Diego ...
It is the only way to travel between San Diego and Los Angeles. Free Wi Fi in Business Class along with snacks. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Steven M. Rubino
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought tickets using it and it worked fine. I like to look ahead for...
I bought tickets using it and it worked fine. I like to look ahead for availability of bedroom space.
Published 10 days ago by Rock
5.0 out of 5 stars "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear!"
I grew up on trains and ride the train whenever I can. Takes longer and not cheap, but a unique travel experience as well as an opportunity to see "where old automobiles go to... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Scott R. Scribner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app for Amtrak info.....
Sure is handy if you are waiting for someone or riding too. Good job Amtrak !!!!!
Published 23 days ago by BJ
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