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SEPTA Instant


A SEPTA transit app for android with real-time schedules, regional rail, live bus and trolley vehicle locations, and service advisories updated with push notifications.Please email me at for support before leaving a negative review! I do this as a side project in my spare time. Let's work it out together.
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• Includes all stops for each route and direction.• Offline Regional Rail schedules• TrainView. See the live status of late or cancelled trains.• Express Train support ('Exp' next to train #).• Select future departure dates.• Live vehicle tracker for certain bus and trolley routes.• Advisory, urgent, and detour SEPTA alerts.• Alert Push Notifications. Advisory notifications straight to your phone.• 'Favourite' your most recently used stops.
A note about "trip planning":
This is intended as a lightweight schedules app and not a trip-planner (due to the feature needing very large "graph database" and lots of other development complexities). As such, it's highly probable that it'll never support end-to-end trip planning across separate routes. Sorry about that.
Explanation of the required android permissions:
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - To determine a valid internet connectionWRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - For eventual download of updated GTFS database data. Currently unusedINTERNET - For any network communications to retrieve schedules and vehicle locations.GET_ACCOUNTS - Needed for Push notification service.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION - Plot where you currently areMAPS_RECEIVE - Vehicle tracking maps.READ_GSERVICES - Needed for MapsV2.BILLING - Nothing funky. Used in case you wish to donate with an in-app purchase.
⸏SEPTA Instant is not affiliated with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transport Association.