Amtrak teams with GOOGLE to introduce train locator for passengers

Amtrak is introducing an innovative way to see where trains are and when they are expected to arrive, including information on stations nation-wide, all through a new interactive train locator map built on the familiar Google Maps interface.

The new train location tracking system, available at Amtrak.com, provides near real-time train status of more than 300 trains, estimates of arrival times and station information – all in the context of the Amtrak national system map. Checking on train status is the second most popular action on Amtrak.com, just after purchasing tickets.

In addition to helping passengers plan travel, this new travel resource is an excellent tool for those planning the arrival or departure of family and friends. Users can search for information by train number or name, city name and station name or code.

To learn more about the new map visit blog.amtrak.com.