Popular UK train times app ByTrain shutting down next year
ByTrain – an app that provides to the minute live service information for trains services across the UK – has announced that its popular app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch will be discontinued next year, revealing today that the service will not be accepting new ByTrain Pro subscribers ahead of the app’s planned discontinuation in 2023.
Created by developer Alexander MacLeod, the ByTrain app has been featured on The Apple Post over the years for offering one of the best services for UK train commuters, allowing travellers to see live departures and arrivals boards for any desired station, to the minute updates for any chosen service, operator-specific disruption information, push notifications for disruption, and more.
“Thank you for your continued support of ByTrain over the past six years! Unfortunately, it is with great sadness to announce that ByTrain will be discontinued later next year,” the official ByTrain account wrote on Twitter. “If you have purchased a ByTrain Pro subscription, rest assured that ByTrain services will remain available until the end of your subscription. ByTrain is no longer accepting new subscribers to ByTrain Pro.”
Thank you for your continued support of ByTrain over the past six years! Unfortunately, it is with great sadness to announce that ByTrain will be discontinued later next year. (1/3)
— ByTrain (@bytrainapp) August 21, 2022
The Apple Post has spoken with ByTrain to investigate why the service is being closed, but the request for further comment was respectfully declined.
The ByTrain app has regularly been receiving updates since its release, with the most notable being the introduction of a premium “ByTrain Pro” subscription in 2020, which offered Apple Watch support, London Underground line status and disruption notifications, and more
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