Gone are the days when one could fall asleep and miss a stop on the Commuter Rail.
Keolis, the company that took over operations of the Commuter Rail on July 1, has launched a new app, which wakes sleepy passengers up before they reach their chosen destination.
The alarm can be set to buzz the passenger awake between five and 60 minutes before they reach their destination, according to The Boston Herald.
The app, rather unimaginatively named the “MBTA Commuter Rail App,” lets users buy tickets through a pre-existing MBTA program called mTicket, which also informs users how much energy they save by forgoing a car commute to use the rail service instead.
And the new app shows users train schedules and delays, gathered through a tracking system. The tracking system also transmits updates on arrival times and delays while the train is still in transit.
According to The Herald, the android version of the app launched on a July 1, the same day that Keolis took the Commuter Rail over from a company that had run it for more than a decade. The iPhone version debuted Monday.
The program comprises a slew of efforts launched by Keolis to improve the commuter experience.
Keolis has another project in the works—a lost and found service, which gives users the chance to register lost objects and log a lost notice. Train employees can therefore quickly match objects discovered on the train to their owners.Laura can be reached at email@example.com.