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MTA unveils app to track NYC trains in real-time

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Dec 2012 21:25

MTA unveils app to track NYC trains in real-time The MTA has unveiled a new smartphone app for subway travelers that will reveal real-time arrival times for the nation's largest subway system.
For now, the app will be live for seven of the most popular trains of the subway, which has 24 different lines.

Dubbed "Subway Time," the app is available first for iOS with Android and Windows versions coming later via third-party developers.

The app provides real-time arrival times for the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Shuttle lines.

In to the future, the L and 7 lines will be receiving the same treatment. Other lines still require "updated signals yoked to centralized computers able to transmit location and speed data for every train in motion," says the WSJ.

The NYC subway currently has 5.5 million daily riders and the app will cover about 1.8 million of those.

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