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New MBTA Commuter Rail App Is Unveiled

BOSTON — The commuter rail’s new operator has a new app for its riders.

A screenshot of the new app.

A screenshot of the new app.

The free app from Keolis, which took over the rail reins last week, is now available in the Apple Store and also for Android users.

The app has rail schedules and real-time updates on a train’s location. It also contains a link to the MBTA’s existing ticket-purchasing website. Other features include:

— a way to provide feedback to the rail’s customer service;

— a way to report lost and found items;

— and an alarm that can wake you up before your stop.

Mac Daniel, a spokesman for Keolis Commuter Services, told Boston Magazine:

We are really just testing the waters, and we needed to start small, but it’s the hope that the app will evolve based on people’s needs. We are not going to throw features at them and hope they stick. We hope that riders influence this as we go forward.

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