I hate waiting for trains. DC is awful when it comes to waiting for trains, the Metro doesn’t run frequently enough, especially outside of rush, and their scheduling is always so arcane its impossible to remember what time which train is where. So, it’s about time did something about that.

Somebody Did.

Enter TrainCheck, which is a short email service designed to give you time of the next trains in each direction on any line from any of the 86 metro stations. Drop an email like “met r” to and you’ll get a response back from the service with the next two trains departing from Metro Center, one toward Shady Grove, one toward Glenmont.

Better yet, it’ll work from your cellphone, so you can time you bar departure perfectly at the end of the night. Best, though, is that the service is free.

Thank you, Intarweb!

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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