New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently released an iOS app that will provide information regarding the train arrival times for seven subway lines. The app named MTA Subway Time will show the train arrival times for 156 stations on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 lines and the 42nd street shuttle.
The app will show the same timing information that is shown on the station’s countdown clocks above the train platforms. It is a really helpful app for passengers to get the right time of the train and it even helps them to decide if they have enough time for a coffee, before reaching the station.
According to the developers, right now the app can handle up to 5,000 incoming requests per second. The NY Metropolitan authorities are also planning to develop the app for non-Apple handheld devices too.
The days are over when passengers were uncertain about the train arrivals times, says
MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota The app is currently available only for Apple products, like iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads.
The test version of the app can be downloaded free. Similar MTA apps are already available for bus arrivals and the drive times in Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road trains and bridges and tunnels.