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JR East Mobile App [Discontinued]

New English version of JR East's smartphone app

JR East
Tom Roseveare   - 1 min read

This app has been discontinued as of April 2021.

JR East launched, in March 2015, the English version of their free JR East App, the "JR East Train Info".

The new app will prove invaluable to foreign tourists, allowing visitors to track the location of trains, monitor travel updates and JR announcements.

The app doesn't stop there, allowing users to track congestion along the Yamanote line trains, as well as the temperature of individual Yamanote line train carriages. The app also contains extensive information about the stations across JR East's network.

It marks a growing effort to provide more comprehensive information to overseas visitors, in light of growing inbound visitor numbers and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the horizon.

Tom Roseveare

Tom Roseveare @tom.roseveare

Creative Director at Japan Travel, based in Tokyo.