User Guide

1. Finding your station

The first thing to do when using Tube Changer is to pick your destination station. This could be the station you’re going to get out at or a station at which you’re going to change onto another tube line. Whichever it is, you find your station in one of two ways.

Starting with a tube line

When you first start Tube Changer it shows you a list of tube lines (the Waterloo & City line is the last in the list – scroll up to see it). The line chooser screen is shown below on the left:

Choose the line you’re travelling on to see a list of stations on that line. The right hand image above shows what you see when you choose the Victoria line, for example. Choose your destination station from the list. You can filter the list by tapping the search box at the top of the screen and typing the first few letters of the station name.

Starting with a station name

An alternative way to find your station is to use just the station’s name, without first choosing a line. To do this, press Stations at the top of the screen. You'll see the station chooser, as shown on the left below:

Enter the first few letters of the station name and the list will be filtered as you type (see above right). When you see the station you want simply choose it.

The home button on the left hand side of the toolbar will always take you straight back to the line chooser or the station chooser.

2. Choosing your direction

Having chosen a station, Tube Changer now needs to know which direction you’ll be travelling in when you arrive there. You'll see a direction chooser screen like the ones below. If you’ve already chosen a particular tube line you'll only see choices for that line (below left), otherwise you’ll see choices for all the lines available at your chosen station (below right).

To help you choose the correct direction, each includes the names of stations that the train is travelling towards. At least one of these will be the final stop on the line, as would shown on the front of the train. In some cases (e.g. the branches of the Northern line) there will be more than two directions to choose from.

Note that if the station you’ve chosen is the end of the line then you won’t see the direction chooser and you’ll just skip straight to the results.

3. Viewing the results

Tube Changer’s results screen shows you all the exits and the interchanges with other lines for your chosen station and direction. The diagram of the train is shown as viewed from above, with the front of the train always on the right hand side. Also, the carriages are numbered, with the carriage at the front of the train always being number 1.

For each exit or interchange the red blocks highlight where you should be on the train so that you’re in the right place on the platform when you arrive. You’ll be able to easily see which carriage or carriages to board. You can also see which side of the train to be on and whether you should be towards the front or the back of the carriage (whether these are shown or not depends on the particular station). If there are more than four options, scroll the view to see them all.

Example 1: the above left example is for arriving at Victoria station on the southbound Victoria line. For the exit or for the mainline station you need to have boarded the first carriage on the train, and the doors will open on the right hand side of the carriage. To change for the Circle or District lines you need to be in either the fifth or sixth carriage.

Example 2: the above right example is for arriving at Earl’s Court station on the eastbound Piccadilly line. The Earl's Court road exit will be at the rear of carriage 3, on the right hand side. This is also where the lift will be. To change for the District line, or to leave via the Warwick Road exit, you should be in the fifth carriage.

4. View options

Tube Changer has two optional additions to the results view that may make it easier for you to get the information you need at a glance. To set these options go to the Tube Changer section of the iPhone Settings app.

Firstly you can have the platform drawn on the diagram to help you see which side of the train the platform will be on when you arrive. (The platform will not be shown for stations where the platform could be on either side.)

Secondly you can have the exit details also displayed as text, below the train diagram. You can also have both of these options turned on at once.

You can also choose whether or not lifts are included in the results view.

5. Favourites

You can add any station and direction result to your Favourites list for quick access in the future. To do this just press the “+” button at the bottom of the screen and choose Add to Favourites. If you’re planning a journey with several interchanges, you could add each of these to your Favourites in advance to save time when you’re on the move.

To view your Favourites list just press the star button at the bottom of the screen. From here you can choose one of your favorites to view it, or press the Edit button to rearrange or delete them. When you’re finished editing press Done. To close the Favourites list press the Close button in the top left.

6. Settings

To access Tube Changer’s settings, use the Settings app from your iPhone’s home screen. Scroll down to the Tube Changer section. The settings screen is shown below left:

The On start show option controls whether Tube Changer shows the line chooser or the station chooser when you start it (see above right).

Show lifts controls whether lifts are included in the results view. Platform graphic turns on the platform display in the train digram view. Text descriptions turns on the text versions of the exit descriptions.