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Our official apps: MTA, TrainTime

About our apps

Our flagship apps, MTA and TrainTime, make it easy to find your best transit option, whether you’re traveling on the subway, bus, Long Island Rail Road, or Metro-North Railroad.  

Our apps include tools that help you easily navigate your trip. You can plan and save trips, see real-time arrival and service status information, and get help right in the apps. And with TrainTime, you can buy tickets for your LIRR and Metro-North trips.


The latest version of the MTA app (formerly known as MYmta) makes it easier than ever to get details on subway, bus, and railroad service—straight from the source.

You can plan a trip, see your train’s arrival time, get service alerts for your route, or find your bus in real time. And important station information, like planned work or elevator and escalator outages, is right at your fingertips. You can also book, modify, and track Access-A-Ride trips.

If you already have the app downloaded, you won’t need to do anything to get the latest version—it will update automatically. If you don’t, download it in either the Apple Store or Google Play.

We’re continuing to improve the app based on your feedback, so please let us know what you think. You can do that right in the app—look for the "App Feedback" link in the "More" tab. Get tips for using the app.

Download the MTA app for iOS or Android.

Three iPhone screenshots side-by-side. Each shows a different part of the MTA app.
With the MTA app, you can see nearby stations and stops, view service status, or plan a trip.


The TrainTime app provides a one-stop shop for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad customers. With it, riders can buy and use tickets, plan their trips, track their trains, and more. Learn more about using TrainTime. 

Download the TrainTime app for iOS or Android

TrainTime features

  • Buy tickets: All ticket types except UniTickets, Meadowlands tickets, group tickets, and MTA Away packages are available for purchase. Pay with Apple Pay, Google Pay, or credit/debit card. You can split payment between two cards.
  • Plan trips: View Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad departure times and transfer details before you travel. You can also search for two origin and/or two destination stations at once.
  • Save and share trips: Save your frequent trains for easy access. You can also share trips with family and friends so they know when to expect you.


  • Track your train: Follow your trip with real-time GPS tracking, updated every few seconds. You can also see the layout of your train and how crowded each car is so you can position yourself on the platform before it arrives.
  • View service status and alerts: See real-time arrival and status information, along with incidents on your branch or line. 
  • Chat with us: Text with a customer service representative for either LIRR or Metro-North within the app.  
Three sample screens from the MTA TrainTime app, showing service conditions, crowding conditions, and trip options
With TrainTime, you can buy tickets, plan trips, and even see how crowded your train is!