Tuesday, November 29, 2011



Description of app

Experience a whole new way to take the train with Amtrak. Get simple and intuitive access to all the travel information you need, book your trip on the go, and stay up-to-date as trains arrive. Do it all without the hassle of your laptop, making calls or extra trips to the office.

With the Amtrak mobile application you can:

  • Plan and book travel
  • Modify reservations 
  • Review your upcoming trips
  • Check train status and view schedules
  • Search stations for location, building amenities and hours of operation 
  • Connect to your Amtrak Guest Rewards account 
  • Enjoy Amtrak Passport: check in, collect stamps and reach milestones



Free or Paid



This is a native iPhone and iPod Touch app that is displayed in 2x mode on an iPad

Device(s) app was tested on

iPhone 4S

Accessibility Comments

When checking train status, the date selection field is inaccessible with VoiceOver. From what I can tell, a sort of calendar is displayed, but I am unable to select the correct arrival date of the train.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labelling

Most buttons are clearly labelled.


There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Link to Amtrak in iTunes App Store

Visit developer web site

Michael Hansen
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 05:56:34 GMT

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