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NextStop is an iPhone/iPod Touch app for New York City Subway riders who don’t like to waste a minute. At a quick glance, it tells you when the next train is scheduled to arrive based on your current location, selected station, or pre-defined favorites. With this information in hand, it’s easy to figure out the quickest route between point A and point B.

For the 1,2,3,4,5,6,L lines and Grand Central Shuttle, realtime arrival estimates are provided (requires an internet connection). For all other lines, or when an Internet connection is unavailable, MTA schedules are used. For more information see:

Please Note: Arrival times for lettered lines are based on MTA timetables, however trains sometimes run ahead or behind schedule, so please use information as general guidance only. For best results, make sure that your iPhone is set to "Set time automatically" (under Settings > General > Date & Time) and get to the station at least 2 minutes before your scheduled arrival.

NextStop is officially licensed by the MTA and all graphics are used with permission.

- Displays your favorite stations based on time of day (morning commute, evening commute, etc.).
- Shows upcoming stops at all stations near your current location.
- Shows upcoming stops (including times) for selected train.
- Includes the official MTA map. Clicking a station displays upcoming stops for that station.
- Displays MTA service alerts (delays, service changes) and advisories (planned work, etc).
- Optionally sends push notifications about delays on your Favorited lines
- Allows browsing of lines and stations to find next stop for any train.

What's New

Version 2.5.0

- Apple Watch Support
- Updated Schedule Data

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5

99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Save your money


I bought this app because I thought it would be useful to have the arrival time for my train ahead of time. It was a waste of money.

First, this app is often inaccurate. Second, the nyc subway app (which is free) also gives the arrival times for trains. It is also more accurate and will allow you to see the arrival times for all trains at a particular station as well as get directions from a station to your final destination. This app only shows you the arrival time for the next train and only one train line at a time. If you're at Times Square and want to take the next train out, you have to pick the train line and then Times Square to see the arrival time and then repeat the process for each train. On the other hand, the free nyc subway app will show you all the trains at Times Square and all the arrival times on one screen which makes it soooo much easier to figure out which train to take.

Bottom line, save your money and get the free (better) app.

Needs to update the map


I really like this app, I usually rely on it for work since I work different hours & different places everyday as a freelancer. I find the train times pretty accurate for the most part. I mean, if a train is late...that's not the app's fault.

The only thing I will say is that they really need to update the map. I went to check to see if they put the new W & 2nd Ave Q line in, but I noticed that they never updated the added stop to the 7 train by 34th St either. That stop has been there for a couple of years now & there's been talk about the 2nd Ave line & the W for a few years as well, so they definitely had time to prepare for it.


Need to update Hudson Yards, but train clock issue is MTA domain, not this app


I think people who are writing these reviews need to be educated as to why we don't yet have time clocks on the letter trains. Generally, off peak hours - MTA's schedule is correct for lettered trains except L and including 7 when in good service.

This app should update for Hudson Yards (was about to give a 4 rating for that but want to counterbalance all of the low ratings that are clueless as to the issues regarding subway time clocks) but for the most part it's a good app. Forgot what I paid for it. Subway time does not have time tables for the lettered trains and this app does


Pliable Matter LLC
66 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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