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MTA eTix

By Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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The MTA eTix app allows customers on MNR’s Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines and all LIRR branches to purchase tickets on their phones.


Never use a vending machine or wait in line again when purchasing your rail ticket for Metro-North Railroad or Long Island Rail Road. Your phone is the ticket machine. Better yet, your phone is the ticket.

With MTA eTix, you can securely purchase One Way, Round Trip, CityTicket, Weekly and Monthly tickets in seconds. Purchasing a ticket is easy: sign up for an account, select your trip, buy your ticket and enter your card information, then activate your ticket just before you board.

• Never worry about missing a train while you're stuck in line to buy your ticket
• See all your tickets in your electronic wallet
• 'Punch' your own ticket just before you board
• Never misplace your ticket again
• Take your ticket with you when you upgrade your phone

If you are having issues using the app, please call customer services at 511 for support and ask to speak to a Representative after selecting your railroad. Customers outside NY State call 877 690 5114.

What's New in Version 3.2.7

- Updated FAQs
- Minor bug fixes

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Customer Reviews


As someone who has been going back and forth between Grand Central and New Haven for over 10 years, this makes things SO FRIGGEN EASY OH MY GOD. Compared to getting to GC in a mad dash trying to visit family having to wait in line at holidays to buy a ticket or else face paying way more buying one onboard, phew.
This app might not be perfect but it's such a *ridiculously* huge upgrade from not having the option to buy virtual MTA tickets, I don't understand why anyone is giving this less than 4 stars.

Decent first try!

Good app to use when it's cold and your in a rush! No need to stand in line behind people as the fumble around with their credit cards or cash. However, I find myself fumbling to get my ticket ready when the conductor comes to look at my ticket. If the ticket could be added to the apple wallet I think that's would be a lot more convenient and allow me to take a nap on the train at the same time. Good app just needs to be a little more mature. I hope MTA gets there and doesn't have to raise my fair to do it.

A must have for regular & occasional passengers

All I can say is WOW! I was visiting my family on LI & decided to head into NYC to ck out museums & do some shopping. Lying in my bed & on my iPhone, I loaded the app, bought tickets using Apple Pay, and had Etickets for ride the next morning. The app is user friendly, easy to navigate & efficient. No more worrying about getting to station in time to buy tkts. Easy to use on the go. Way to go MTA.

MTA eTix
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2.7
  • Size: 12.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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