Amtrak Now Provides Real-Time Train Tracking Map For Entire Country
Last week Amtrak (in conjunction with Google) launched a new interactive map that allows users to see, in real-time, where a specific train or trains are located at that moment across the entire system.
Using the map is nothing different than what you’re used to with other map services that are powered by Google including an option to toggle between a road map or satellite imagery.
Select a specific train by clicking on a blue arrow icon and you’ll be provided with train status, last update time, direction the train is heading, speed, scheduled arrival times, and delay info.Click the “detailed train status” link for more info.
You can also search for specific station or by train name .
To access the map look for a link on many Amtrak web pages or by clicking the train tracking map banner at the top of this page.
For the time being this direct link to the Amtrak map is also working.
See Also: The Real-Time and Historic Amtrak Tracking Database (StatusMaps.net) via Dixieland Software Remains Online
StatusMaps also provides alerts to inform users about delays. It’s also a free service.
See Also: One on One With Google Maps Engine (via Amtrak Blog)
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