Trains are becoming less and less punctual: a little-known service shows train delays in real time
Christmas time is travel time: For millions of Germans, the festival begins and ends somewhere at a train station. For those who commute by train, there’s a little-known service that lets you keep track of train delays in real time.
Ironically, during the main travel season in winter, complaints about massive delays and train cancellations are piling up in Germany. The web app Marudor is a real insider tip because it shows real-time data about train departures in a clear list.
Delays and train journeys belong together. But that can be dealt with if you know what’s going on. Marudor displays real-time departure data, giving you a minute-by-minute view of delays. Simply type in the station and the web app will spit out the real-time data.
This function is worth its weight in gold when there is a lot going on again. In many cases, you will also see the reason for the delays, as well as lots of other information, such as the detailed route.
More comfort functions
Anyone who not only moves in regional transport, but also travels long-distance by train, will also get a few nice functions from Marudor.
The web app presents carriage plans with details on quiet zones, restaurants and WiFi availability. You can then position yourself perfectly on the platform. Don’t be discouraged by deviating train arrangements again.
Live alternative from the train
Deutsche Bahn not only offers DB Navigator, but also has other apps available. With DB Bahnhof live there is also real-time departure information directly from the train, but not as comprehensive as with Marudor, but with more attractive graphics.
The app covers 5,400 train stations and, in addition to connection options and parking spaces, also shows shopping facilities, toilets, lockers and the WLAN equipment at the train stations. The aim of DB Bahnhof live is therefore also to provide travelers with the most important information quickly and easily. If you often travel by train, you should get the app.
The original of this article “Hardly known service shows train delays in real time” comes from chip.de.