Rail

N.Y. MTA adds countown clocks, real-time info on L Line

Posted on January 15, 2014

Real-time train arrival estimates that appear on platform countdown clocks on the L Subway Line are now available via the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) MTA Subway Time iPhone and Web app. The MTA is also now providing the data to app developers to include in third-party apps, which help with subway navigation.

The MTA launched the Subway Time app in December 2012 with real-time train arrival estimates showing the number of minutes away a train is due at each station on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 subway lines as well as the 42nd Street Shuttle.

“’Know before you go’ — we like to repeat this catchy slogan because it is so much more helpful to have information with you before you get to our station than once you are already there,” said MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast.

MTA Subway Time is designed to be quick to load and easy to use. The opening screen displays icons for the subway lines served by the app. Users can select a line to see all the stations it serves, and then select a station to see real-time arrival estimates for up to nine trains approaching that station from each direction. For simplicity, stations that serve multiple lines show all trains combined in a single list.

The arrival time estimates can be refreshed anytime by touching the icon in the upper right of the screen. The exact time the data was provided is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

The app is synchronized with the MTA’s website displaying planned service changes and real-time service disruptions. The MTA is evaluating how to best incorporate this real-time information into its point-to-point trip planning Web utility, Trip Planner +.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Proposed downtown L.A. streetcar gets big boost

Supporters say ridership on the 3.8-mile service could reach 6,000 people per day.

Wabtec completes majority ownership of Faively Transport

The combination creates one of the world's largest public rail equipment companies, with revenues of about $4.2 billion and a presence in all key transit and freight rail markets worldwide.

Bombardier plant hosts royal visit from HRH The Duke of Cambridge

During his visit, His Royal Highness was given a site tour and inspected the company's assembly of Elizabeth line trains, where he met manufacturing, welding and painting apprentices.

Mich. State railway management certificate program updates offerings

The updated program treats the railway as a system, covering freight supply chain integration and efficient/value-added transportation of passengers.

WMATA proposes cutting late night rail service

Additionally, the earliest trains on Sunday would start at 8 a.m., while the start times for trains on weekdays and Saturdays would remain at 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., respectively.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close