The ultimate sidekick for NYC MTA subway riders, real-time countdown boards for any train at your fingertips.

Tap on a station on the latest official MTA map to see how long til next arrivals in real-time. Optimized for offline experience: the map is always available, and the app remembers what it loaded from the server. Helpful for long subway rides underground.

Underway is officially licensed by the MTA.

- View arrivals for any subway station in real-time, mapped directly onto the latest published map by MTA
- Tap on any station on the map to instantly see incoming trains
- Compare train options using real-time data
- Find out service disruptions affecting subway lines
- Closed station indicators
- Doesn’t require GPS, which dramatically decreases battery life
- Locate nearby stations instantly upon launch, optional with GPS
- Share links to specific trains with friends so they can track your arrival in real-time!

"Let’s face it: Google Maps can only get you so far. … Made specifically with busy New Yorkers in mind, it’s an all-in-one commute compendium." - Makespace

"In addition to the MTA’s online Subway Times, which offers the current arrival times by line and station and is accessible from the internet even beyond the subway’s hallowed platforms, Underway NYC now offers the same information but in app form and plotted to a subway map." - Brokelyn

“Removes all the extra features and bloat of the transit apps and simply shows you how many minutes it is until the next train at your station." - Viewing NYC

"Enjoy having the app in the Daily Toolbox. Use it when calculating how long I can stay at the concluding applause of a Lincoln Center event and still get Line 1 to Times Square for Shuttle to GCT. Does come in handy. Continued success."
“It's perfect for night owls like me, who must often wait up to 15 minutes for the next train."

We get our data live from the MTA, so when their feed has inaccuracies, so does ours.

Underway is supported by ads. If you want an ad-free experience, you may remove ads by in-app purchase Underway Ad-Free — payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. The current price per month of Underway Ad-Free is 99 cents.

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Officially licensed from the MTA.
Maps: © Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Used with permission.
Symbols: ® or TM as applicable. Used with permission of Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

What’s New

Version 2.5.8

In this update, we have refined direction labels on both station popovers & arrivals screens. This update also contains the February 2019 version of the official MTA subway map, published March 2019.

We love hearing your ideas & suggestions -- send us feedback at If you enjoy the app, please give us a 5-star rating.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
67 Ratings
67 Ratings
carriedaway12 ,

Essential subway app

This app is fantastic and has made my subway experience a lot better. It includes the official subway map, MTA service advisories, and subway arrival times in one clean, user friendly app. There are ads but they are minimal and hardly take away from the user experience.

Because of Underway, I no longer need to cram myself into a crowded A train if I see there’s another one coming in 2 minutes... or run to the station to catch the G train if I see it’s not coming for another 7 minutes...

I definitely recommend this app to anyone who rides the subway in NYC.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind words. Glad we could help make the subway easier to use!

Petabread2 ,


It’s a good, clean app. Very straightforward and easy to use. However the biggest drawback is, it doesn’t contain some information or it goes blank. For example, it’s still missing the 7 train times even though the MTA subway time data has it and I was just using it for the F and there was no downtown information when it is available on the subway time. If this would get fixed, it would be one of my favorite apps.

Developer Response ,

Hey thanks for your concern! We've heard from the MTA about both of those issues (missing 7 train, and data not matching the MTA's Subway Time app), and the MTA is working on making both of those public. We present all public data feeds as published by the MTA, so unfortunately some errors get passed on to our users.

Thanks for your patience while we wait on the MTA!

Iggs82 ,

Nice and clean app

Very straight forward app with a map, which includes long term updates; statuses; and arrival times (only some of which are real time).
It’s def the most user friendly nyc subway app I’ve come across, mostly because it’s free of clutter and pop up ads.
Just the kind of app I was looking for a long time.


Dan Ramteke Consulting Inc
68.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Dan Ramteke Consulting Inc
In-App Purchases
  1. Underway Ad-Free $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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