Horsham man releases app to take the stress out of train travel

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A Horsham resident has created an app which aims to ensure users will never miss a train stop again.

Launched in September on Apple and Android, the Trainzzz app keeps tabs on over ground journey progress and alerts its user and loved ones their close to their destination.

Creator and entrepreneur Nathan Miller, 36, said: “I was inspired by a train journey I took when I dozed off, missing my stop, and woke up more than 30 miles from home!

“As it was the last train, I was forced to take a taxi home that cost £80. It is something many commuters have done and was the motivation to create Trainzzz to help other travellers avoid a similar fate.”

Whether it be snoozing or watching a film, users will no longer need to count down the stations. Using GPS, the app tracks the train journey and then alerts the user at a selected distance to give enough time to wake up or pack up.

The app is simple to use, following these five steps:

1. Select the stations on your route you want to be alerted for

2. Select how far before the station you wish to receive a notification

3. Choose a ringtone to alert you.

4. Decide if you want to SMS a contact in your phone to advise that you are near

5. Leave the app open in the background and let it do the tracking for you

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