Amtrak releases official app for Windows Phone 8

This came out of nowhere. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, also known as Amtrak, has released an official app for Windows Phone 8 users. Amtrak, as you may or may not know, is an intercity passenger train service here in the United States. Amtrak operates 374 trains daily and connects 896 destinations in 46 states, at least Wikipedia says that. So what can you do with the Amtrak app for Windows Phone? Quite a bit it looks like, so let’s check it out.

When you have an app that is for a transportation service like Amtrak you’d want the ability to book trips check your train status, and have your ticket integrated into the app. Thankfully, Amtrak for Windows Phone does all that and more. Here’s the feature list:

  • Book one-way and roundtrip tickets
  • Check train status
  • Search for station information
  • Show your eTicket while onboard
  • Save your ticket to your phone calendar

Amtrak Windows Phone

It seems like a pretty stellar app for Windows Phone users that frequent Amtrak’s services. You’ve got things like double wide Live tile support, a functional Metro looking app and more. You can also log in with your Amtrak account. Add stations or routes as favorites and you can quickly buy tickets or check on the status of a train all from your Windows Phone.

Amtrak for Windows Phone 8 is free and available right now. Go get it in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR Code below, or swipe to the right in our app. 

Thanks for the tip cruisezero!

QR: Amtrak



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neelagopi says:


glad to see many official apps!

rodneyej says:

Here they come❕ If you thought 2013 was good, then wait until you witness the support for WP in 2014❗ Joe B. Wasn't lying when he said that the app gap will close in 2014..

TheDarKnight says:

Right on time! I am actually taking an amtrak train in a couple of days.

theflew says:

I'm going cross country on Amtrak this weekend so it's perfect timing.

dorelse says:

I love traveling by Amtrak!  Have a great trip!

meg2u says:

Link isn't working! :-(

RyanAMG says:

I was getting an error but it just worked for me.

CobaltDragon says:

Sweet! Booking a trip on Amtrak in the next couple weeks

Zokudu says:

Wow this app seems awesome. Great to see it has so many features and isn't some cobbled together mess to say they have one.

Oxymoron428 says:

Awesome! Go Amtrak! :)

Anyone remember the apps that were announced in the Nokia Lumia 1020 announcement? I wanna know wich apps are still to be released.

psamf24 says:

100,000 more are coming they all stared with CERO like my old boss used to tell me i will give you raise but little by little and so is the samething for everything....

dinod says:

Nokia Transit worked great this past weekend, hard to see how it could be improved upon - but I will check this out. Thanks for the heads-up!

CobaltDragon says:

You can book tickets on Amtrak with Transit? I didn't realize that.

jabtano says:

Can't get it. On way of WPC or straight from the store.

DieNadel says:

Works on mine

budney says:

Nice to see Amtrak supporting WP. I normally take a few trips using Amtrak every year, so this will come in handy.

Candide yams says:

Finally! It looks on par with the iOS version. I'm happy to see more official apps coming. 

It won't let me download the app on my 8x.

wpfan86 says:

Great to see. Now if Megabus could release a WP8 app, I would be even happier.

TiLoBrown says:

The icon is a little creepy

ScubaNitrox says:

Great, I take the train often

What I'd really like to see is more integration with the wallet. It would be nice to have all your tickets integrated with the wallet. Sadly, not enough companies are supporting the great possibilities of it.

This app is cool. I'd be crazy to actually use the service when there are still perfectly good airplanes available, but I love the care they put into this.

Awesome! Another official app to support, AND it's a good design! Very cool.

Diego Rico says:

Can't download for HTC 8X...

Diego Rico says:

Opened article in browser and clicked on the store link from there and I was able to download it. The link in the app doesn't work for HTC 8X. Says not supported in my region..weird.

wpn00b says:

Awesome! I use Amtrak occasionally.

swesrcott says:

This is great news I use Amtrack 2-3 times a month DC to NY this is going to save me so much time! I just installed on my HTC 8X on Verizon no problem 

Shambels says:

Yes!!!!!!! I'm going on a train trip in a few months to to visit my old college roommate.

petteriusa says:

Great news! I had written to them a few months ago and they said that nothing was planned, I guess they didn't even know internally!

MadSci2 says:

It didn't come out of nowhere. I've been emailing and calling them repeatedly for 2 years to support Winphone!

You're welcome. :-)

edsal says:

Funny I'm going to the chargers game Sunday and I was thinking of using Amtrak from LA . This is gonna work really well for my trip woo hoo .

ChrisPS3 says:

Pretty nice app. Clean interface and fast performance. But lousy Amtrak. A car trip that takes me 4.5 hours would take nearly 48 by Amtrak!