Catch! makes travel better. Catch! gets you all the information you need to get from your doorstep to your destination no matter where you are in the UK. Whether you want all your options for travelling cross country, or just want to see when the next bus is coming, or whether your train is running on time, it’s all just a few clicks away.
The app studies your location so that it can sift through tonnes of information to put just what you need to know at your fingertips. At the same time, Catch! also builds a picture of how your community travels by capturing travel habits and usage patterns. This rich information shows how transport systems are used and lets local authorities spot pinch points, identify trends and make informed decisions that make travel better for all of us.
The aim of the Catch! Project is that through a better understanding of how citizens use transport systems, Local Transport Authorities and Transport Service Providers can consider this in their planning and service design going forward. Catch! project also seeks to better model people flows and identify new opportunities for improving travel experiences. While the journey planner aims to give useful information and search results in as few licks as possible.
* PLAN ROUTES ANYWHERE IN THE UK *
With just a couple of clicks, enter your destination by postcode, place name or point on a map and see all your transport options to get you there from your current location, or any other place.
* SEE NEARBY TRAVEL OPTIONS *
Need to know where the nearest station is, or when the next bus is coming? No problem! The app lists all the services near you so you can explore live departure times and routes right from the app’s home screen.
* SAVE YOUR FAVOURITES *
Save those transport hubs, bus stops or train stations that you always use in a handy list so you can see all the live travel information at a single click.
* TAKE ME HOME! *
Enter your home and work place so you can plan your journey there with one jab of the thumb.
* BE A FRIEND *
Let us know how we’re doing or how we can make Catch! better for you.
Catch! is a project funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. Catch! generates next-generation data on how the transport system is operating because the community automatically shares live travel conditions on all methods of transport. This information will allow the app to give citizens gives better, frustration free routing and provide local authorities with the clarity to make informed planning decisions that give all of us better transport experiences.
Catch! is a collaboration between 5 local authorities, two universities, four companies and one of the UK’s innovation hubs. We are:
Coventry City Council
Ipswich Borough Council
Leeds City Council
Newcastle City Council
Oxfordshire County Council
Transport Systems Catapult
University of Leeds (CDRC)
University of Glasgow (UBDC)