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MTA, Metro-North unveils Grand Central mobile app

Posted on July 3, 2013

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and its Metro-North Railroad launched a new Grand Central Terminal mobile app to supply customers with the most up-to-date rail information.

Available in both Android and iPhone marketplaces at no cost, the Grand Central app is the only one that seamlessly integrates real-time Metro-North train status and track updates, along with the definitive guide to Grand Central’s retail, dining and event locations.

“There is so much to learn about and explore within the walls of Grand Central Terminal,” said Howard Permut, Metro-North Railroad president. “Now, the more than 750,000 daily visitors will be able to get personalized news and updates about Metro-North trains and Grand Central’s stores, restaurants and events, all in one place on their mobile device.”

In addition, the app will allow users to see the schedule and track assignment for their station/line and add commuter rail lines as “favorites” for easy access to real-time trip information; access exclusive offers from Grand Central Terminal retail shops, including Grand Central Market; explore the retail map and find places to eat, shop, have a cocktail, grab a snack, run an errand and more; receive complete information on the latest Terminal events; and learn about 100 years of Terminal history using the interactive timeline.

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