TripView displays Sydney and Melbourne public transport timetable data on your phone. It features a summary view showing your next services, as well as a full timetable viewer. All timetable data is stored on your phone, so it can be used offline.
- View times for any saved trip with a single tap
- Real-time delay information and vehicle map (Sydney only, subject to data availability)
- Trackwork and service interruption information
- Interactive maps (create your trip by clicking on your station/stop)
- Alarms (arrival/departure, time/distance)
- Multi-modal trip editor (customise exact change locations / lines)
- View your favourite trips on Apple Watch
Realtime data is available for the following operators:
- Sydney Trains (Sydney metro area only, excluding Waterfall and the T6 Line)
- Sydney and Newcastle Buses
- Hillsbus, Forest Coach Lines, Busways Blacktown, Transdev North Shore
- Sydney Ferries
- Sydney Light Rail (excluding stops between Exhibition Centre and Central)
NOTE: Best efforts are taken to ensure timetable accuracy, but no guarantees are made. If you find an error in the timetable, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details. No guarantees are made about real-time data availability. If the transit operator doesn't provide real-time data for a particular service, TripView will revert to showing the scheduled time, as per the timetable.
Alarms require iOS4 and a device that is capable of multitasking. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- For frequency-based services (i.e. light rail and metro), delays are now calculated based on headway. If the gap between two services is longer than timetabled, the second service will be shown as delayed.
- Various other fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Simple and easy to use!
Excellent, simple, and clean interface. Minimal as it should be. I heavily rely on this app when determining which route I should take. The estimated time of arrival data is clear to interpret as it displays late arrivals. For those who navigate through large train stations, this app will show exactly which platform you should take. Not to mention the live ETA data; which could be extraordinarily handy, in my opinion.
I believe there should be a feature that allows you to insert your address and destination address. The system should then calculate which route you should take and display a map preview of your journey. This could be especially handy, as switching between Tripview and Google Maps could be a hassle, especially if you're living in a new area.
I would also like to see dark mode, or a dynamic dark mode, where the interface goes dark according to the time of day. It would be primarily a useful feature for those who own a device with an OLED display.
New version has an awful bug
Regretting updating to the latest version - previously this was so reliable and showed each bus as it passed my stop, with an indicator of whether it was late or early. Now it's showing them in my trip list as the time they're SCHEDULED to hit my stop, but without indicating whether they have or not - meaning that I have to click into that bus to see where it's tracking in real time. As Sydney buses are notoriously unreliable, you can see where this is headed. Of the five buses "next in line" on my timetable, four have actually already passed and are three stops up the road. Makes using the app very frustrating, and I would love if it reverted to the previous style, when real time tracking determined the order in which buses appeared. (Formerly I would have given this five stars, it's actually the one app I recommend to everyone, as it's been indispensable these past 4 years. This new "functionality", if that's what it is, has turned what I considered an exceptional app into a very average one, no better than the fixed timetables at each stop; basically, I'm turning up and hoping for the best.)
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. We haven't made any changes in this area, and haven't been able to reproduce this problem. Perhaps it's a data issue specific to your stop. If you can provide more details (e.g. some screenshots showing the problem) we can certainly take a look.
Great app - almost
TripView is a great app, user friendly and up to date, however there are a few mods that would be good:
- would be good to display how long each trip takes, so that it is easier to compare different trips (I find myself manually calculating these)
- while there is a setting to not auto load all trips for the watch app, it still seems to search all trips because it is very slow to load the watch app if there are a lot of trips defined on the phone. The watch app needs to be quick above all else.
- doesn’t handle mixed mode trips (bus and train for example)
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. There should be an icon in the bottom right corner that looks like two overlapped squares. If you press that a few times, it should show you the total time for each trip. Currently the watch app relies heavily on communication with the phone, and this can sometimes be very slow. I'm looking into ways to speed this up.
- TripView Pty Ltd
- 23.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2008 - 2019 TripView Pty Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.