The ultimate NYC transit app, featuring realtime arrival info plus subway and bus directions, service advisories, timetables, push alerts, walking maps, and station entrance/exit data.
• Live train times let you seen exactly when your train will arrive. (Only for MTA lines with countdown clocks: currently the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and Times Sq Shuttle.)
• Easy step-by-step directions mean you always know the fastest route. Subway directions even work offline underground!
• System advisories, including background updating so you always have the latest information.
• See train schedules for any station at any time of day
• Use Street Map mode to see bus stations and bus times
• Get push alerts for delays, customized for your route and commute time
• See subway lines, stations, entrances, and exits overlaid on a street map
• Browse the latest service advisories even while offline
• See your Current Location with a tap; get walking directions to nearby stations
• Beautiful graphics, including high-resolution maps for the Retina display
• Review line diagrams to see stations, transfers, and express/local timing
• Search for stations with a few taps
Remember: the New York subway is a complex system and can't follow the timetables perfectly. The MTA timetables are included for guidance only.
This app is for the MTA New York City subway and bus system, and features a licensed MTA map. To learn more about iTrans, report problems, or request new features, visit our website.
• Second Avenue Subway
• W train
• Miscellaneous bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Is the app still being supported???
UPDATED REVIEW as of 9/7/17: this used to be one of the few apps I considered worth paying for, but I'm wondering if it's still supported bc it's no longer accurate in what work is being done/what lines are actually running. Several times I've started a trip only to find partway that the line isn't running as the app indicated. Just going to the MTA website online seems more accurate these days. I guess it was good while it lasted. I still find it somewhat useful as a subway mapping app, it's just dangerous using it to plan your route without double checking. Especially on the weekends!
OLD REVIEW: (This review pertains to the NYC-MTA version.) I don't often pay for apps but this one has proved pretty invaluable for the 2-3 years I've had it. It's probably about 98% accurate on service changes and delays (which is about light years ahead of the MTA itself) and is invaluable on trip planning and maximizing your time/avoiding standing on platforms waiting for trains that never come.
Was once the best - now worthless
This used to be the very best NYC subway map app and the best way for easily finding out about and keeping track of NYC subway delays, route changes, advisory warnings, etc. Slick interface, cool sounds, great customization and push-alert options, and always timely data. But at this point the app hasn’t seen a significant update in 3+ years - and, worse, has stopped pulling in up to date subway data, or pulling it in with a great delay. And I don’t just mean that the app went from it’s previously ability of pulling in updated data in nearly real-time 24 hours a day to be being, say, just a few minutes behind ... I mean that over the last year or two it’s data feed is often just flat out broken for hours, days, weeks, or even months at a time. An app for daily commuters that only has train-delay details that are over two months old - is a useless app. I think I paid for this app back in the day... Are they still charging for it? Hopefully not, because this app has regrettably gone from being “easily worth $10+!” to not even being of value for free.
Much more accurate than Google
I've had this app for years. I find that Google maps is overly optimistic about the time it takes to get somewhere on the NYC subway. This app is consistently more accurate about total travel times. And I love being able to easily check the list of subway service changes (weekend/maintenance). I've found it to be only missing a change once in many years. I don't use the train schedule predictions except to note how often the trains come as I don't believe the trains actually run on schedule. This app gives you one route choice so I sometimes also check Google to compare routes. You can usually still see the subway map even when there's no cell service so I also use it to check the map generally.
- Adam Ernst
- 78.8 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2010 iTrans
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.