Friday, December 28, 2012

MTA launches "Subway Time" app

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New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday released its "Subway Time" app for passengers with iPhones and iPod Touch devices, providing up-to-the-minute arrival times for trains on it's "A" Division (numbered) lines, which largely serve a high-volume feeders/distributors in Manhattan.

MTA reportedly had planned versions for Android and Windows users, but on Friday noted those options would be advanced by third-party developers.

The app is available to riders of the 1,2, and 3 lines on Manhattan's West Side, the 4, 5, and 6 lines on the East Side, and the Times Square shuttle linking Times Square and Grand Central Terminal.

Comparable service is expected next on the No. 7 line, now having Communications-based Traffic Control (CBTC) installed, and on MTA New York City Transit's L line, which already has CBTC in operation. The L line may be upgraded in 2013.