metroNotify

metroNotify


If you travel by train in Melbourne, Australia then metroNotify is a must for you. metroNotify allows you to personalise Metro's live service updates to receive the information you want at the times that you need it.

New information about your selected train lines will arrive on your device as a push notification.

Updates are sent directly from Metro’s Control Centre. They are defined by the following travel categories:

Good Service - trains are running on time to five minutes.

Minor delays - journey time may be increased with trains delayed by between five and 15 minutes; however stay with your planned travel.

Major delays - significantly longer journey time expected with trains delayed by over 15 minutes. Consider alternative transport while we work to fix the problem.

Suspended - a section of the line has been suspended due to an unplanned disruption. Replacement buses will be used where possible, but alternative modes of transport should also be considered.

Works alert - planned improvement works will affect scheduled services. Replacement buses are likely to form part of this.

Travel alert - there will be special instructions or information for your line.

Each category (except good service) will be accompanied by information explaining why there is a delay or a change to your service. As new information comes to hand, it will arrive on your device through a push notification service.

metroNotify also gives you access to all live service updates should you need it, as well as the ability to link through to the Metro website site for news, journey planning and timetables.

Recent changes:
Minor bug fixes for Android API 15 clients.
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About metroNotify
If you travel by train in Melbourne, Australia then metroNotify is a must for you. metroNotify allows you to personalise Metro's live service updates to receive the information you want at the times that you need it.

New information about your selected train lines will arrive on your device as a push notification.

Updates are sent directly from Metro’s Control Centre. They are defined by the following travel categories:

Good Service - trains are running on time to five minutes.

Minor delays - journey time may be increased with trains delayed by between five and 15 minutes; however stay with your planned travel.

Major delays - significantly longer journey time expected with trains delayed by over 15 minutes. Consider alternative transport while we work to fix the problem.

Suspended - a section of the line has been suspended due to an unplanned disruption. Replacement buses will be used where possible, but alternative modes of transport should also be considered.

Works alert - planned improvement works will affect scheduled services. Replacement buses are likely to form part of this.

Travel alert - there will be special instructions or information for your line.

Each category (except good service) will be accompanied by information explaining why there is a delay or a change to your service. As new information comes to hand, it will arrive on your device through a push notification service.

metroNotify also gives you access to all live service updates should you need it, as well as the ability to link through to the Metro website site for news, journey planning and timetables.

Recent changes:
Minor bug fixes for Android API 15 clients.

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A Google User
Mar 5, 2015
No notifications Not sure why I've got this installed, my previous phone - a Samsung S3 was able to push notifications easily. Current device - this is a dormant application which only wakes up when I open it. Not much use bar to copy the tardy messages into social media on how my services is delayed, again.
A Google User
Mar 4, 2015
App is good, it just never seems to be updated with train changes cancelations Whenever I get to my station and I'm told my train is canceled. I check Metro notify. Just tells me good service on my line. App is only as good as the people sending out the updates. Like most Metro updates / announcements, they are hopeless. Be nice to know ahead of time. Isn't that the point of this thing.
A Google User
Feb 27, 2015
Junk Notifications Even if you have no notifications configured you will still be sent noisy advertisements, repeatedly. By all means have an ad appear silently somewhere in the app but don't keep interrupting me to keep telling me something I'm not interested in. Remember the boy who cried wolf, and don't breach the trust of your customers.
A Google User
Feb 27, 2015
Am I doing it wrong? The app is fine, if not a bit simplistic. And perhaps I'm just not using it correctly, but I'll often see a notification (sometimes a handful of them) in my notification drawer. Clicking on the notification opens the app to the "My Alerts" page which invariably only tells me that my line is experiencing "Good service". Should there be a page of recent text alerts somewhere? Or the notification be expandable?
A Google User
Feb 27, 2015
Not quite there yet Alerts come, such as the one just now for V-Line tickets to the airshow, I see a truncated version in the notification bar, open it and there is no way to see the actual notification in the app as it is not related to any particular line. In my case I see that the Werribee line is running to five minutes. Yeah, great - now what was that about taking V-Line to the airshow?