CTA Watch

CTA Watch
309 reviews
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Matt Hidinger

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • Windows Phone 7

App requires

  • location services
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Get instant arrivals for all CTA Buses and Trains!

Formerly known as Bus Watch Chicago, CTA Watch is packing a new name and tons more features!

Add train stations to your favorites and get the next arrival instantly on your home screen!

FREE TRIAL never expires and is perfect for infrequent riders! You'll get instant bus arrival times for every CTA route but, if you want to store favorites and locate nearby stops you'll need the full version.

- Glance-and-go interface shows next arrival for your favorite and nearby stops without drilling into them
- Fully interactive map shows exactly where buses are. Also perfect for finding the closest stop to your current location
- Service bulletins alert you to any stop relocations, closures, or major delays/outages

NEW IN 2.2
- Full "L" Train Support
- Revamped home screen to get the info you need even faster
- Nearby Stops on the home screen shows all the buses and train routes around you in an easy to navigate way (with nearby map view!)
- Quick-find box to search through for routes by name or number
- Quick-find box to search stops
- When viewing a stop, you can now flip between the different routes that service it
- Tons of UI and performance improvements
- Authentic Windows Phone transitions between pages
- and lots more!
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  • by Rachel 4/16/2014
    Does what I need it to do, and generally gets the arrival times about right, though time discrepancies are the fault of the cta and their API, not the app itself.
  • by Adam 3/26/2014
    I use it every day
  • by Ron 3/13/2014
    This is one of the best WP apps I have downloaded. One of the best features is the ability to select a stop, as well as the direction of travel from that stop. Reliable and quick, this app gets me through my daily Chicago commute.
  • by Adam 3/4/2014
    Good app but needs the route list updated. Some routes have been altered/added (111, 115, etc) and the current list doesn't reflect that.
  • by Jason 3/3/2014
    Rating only
  • by Andrew S. 2/26/2014
    If you ride the CTA you need this app. It nicely remembers your favorite lines & stations and pulls up next arrival info by default.
  • by Michael 2/21/2014
    This is by far one of the best thought-out apps in the marketplace. It's fast, fluid, highly accurate and looks gorgeous. It would be easy to mistake it as an integrated component of the operating system.
  • by User 2/12/2014
    It works even when cta info not available. Great job!
  • by ranny 2/4/2014
  • by Daniel 1/29/2014
    Accurate times, very user friendly, I am delighted!