MTA Subway Time
By Metropolitan Transportation Authority
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
MTA Subway Time gives you real-time train arrival information for selected routes of the New York City subway system. Knowing exactly when your train will arrive will reduce the time you spend waiting on the subway platform, and let you know of any service delays or reroutes before you pay your fare.
What's New in Version 2.1.3
Contains minor fixes and a new About page.
One step forward, many steps back
Old version was simple and plain, but it was quick to use. New version annoyingly adds extra clicks and scrolls, adding frustration to my commute.
Forward: updated interface is more colorful, and you can search for station by name.
Backwards: 1) extra screen to click through just to get to old screen where you can select your subway line. 2) once you get select subway line you have to scroll through list to select desired station (or type text each time!), whereas old version used location services to automatically scroll to nearest station (while still allowing you to select different station). 3) old version would automatically refresh and you could manually refresh by dragging from top, whereas new app you apparently need to go back and select station all over again to get refreshed data. 4) new interface shows fewer trains per direction than old version.
This doesn't even get to other nice additions the app has always been missing, such as shortcuts for home/work that skip all the train/station selection steps and goes straight to arrival times.
This app doesnt work period anymore. The old app was actually acurate. Now? Well it just doesn't work. No reason why it should say the train is coming in 2mins but as I arrive to the station it says next train is in 6mins. Whats the point of this app if its main purpose doesnt work!? Frustrating isnt the word.
Bring back the old!
The old version was low-tech but worked! This one has a huge delay with the countdown clocks. I missed my train because it was 7 minutes off!!! Please fix, otherwise this app is useless.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Aug 30, 2017
- Version: 2.1.3
- Size: 13.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: MTA/New York City Transit
- © Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.