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Windows Phone on board for free Traveline app

Traveline Windows App

The free Traveline Scotland mobile phone app, jointly funded by SPT and HITRANS, is now available on Windows Phone devices.

The app provides public transport information and can already be downloaded to iPhone, Android and Blackberry handsets.

A new and improved version for Windows Phone users means the app is now available to around 95 per cent of the UK’s smart phone owners.

I am delighted that the app is easy to download and is available to nearly every smart phone user in the country.”

SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan

SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan said: “SPT is embracing new technology and this mobile phone app is a great way to promote public transport information to customers.

“By working in partnership with HITRANS, and with financial support from the European funded START project, SPT is providing customers with easy access to transport information from their smart phones.

“I am delighted that the app is easy to download and is available to nearly every smart phone user in the country.”

The Traveline app was launched on the other formats last year and already there have been nearly 150,000 downloads.

The three apps are rated ‘4-star’ on the iTunes, Blackberry and Android markets and it is hoped this success will continue with the Windows Phone.

Functions on the app include allowing users to access departure boards for all 370,000 bus stops in Britain, Glasgow Subway departures and the timetables for all Scottish ferry services.

The Windows Phone app also features many functions that don’t yet appear across the other platforms.

These include an intuitive journey planner specially designed for smart phones, a full map display of journeys and user selectable background colours.

These innovations are currently being developed for the other app platforms.

Download the Traveline Scotland mobile phone app from the Windows Phone app store.