I think it’s fair to say that most people who live in London, do at one time or another, have to use the Blackwall Tunnel. Other Londoners use it each and every day to get to and from work.
I am somebody who has the use the tunnel when visiting some family, so it’s a once-a-fortnight experience for me. Despite my infrequent use of the tunnel, I do seem to get caught in lots and lots of traffic, usually due to minor accidents in or around the tunnel. Whilst not the end of the world (I’m not rushing to get to work or home to make dinner), it does frustrate me. It frustrates me an awful lot.
Like any modern person I turn to my smartphone for a solution. Whilst there are many great traffic apps available in the App Store, they cover either the whole of London or the whole of the UK. This makes it a little tricky to find information about one particular section of the traffic network. So Blackwall Tunnel Alert was born.
The interface is very simple. You see a large status indication. When something goes wrong, you will see the status changes and the cause of the issues are also shown.
The interface is simple and it’s easy to see if there is something bad happening.
It’s also possible to upgrade the app to provide you with push notifications so you can be alerted when the status has changed.
Blackwall Tunnel Alert is available to download from the iOS App Store for free and requires iOS 7.