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Our official apps: MYmta, TrainTime

About our apps

Our flagship apps, MYmta 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. With TrainTime, you can buy tickets for your LIRR and Metro-North trips. 

Soon, we will replace MYmta with a new and improved MTA app. The new app is currently in beta, but you can download and start using it today. And we want to hear from you — your feedback will help us make improvements to the app for its wider release. 

A smartphone displaying the MYmta app on its screen.

MTA app (beta)

The MTA app is the upcoming replacement for MYmta. It's a next-generation app designed with the rider in mind.

The new app has all of the real-time information that makes MYmta helpful with a new, streamlined interface to make that information easier to find. You can also sign up for Smart Alerts to get personalized travel recommendations and service alerts. 

The MTA app is still in public beta. You can download it, but you'll need to go through some extra steps. 

Three iPhone screenshots side-by-side. Each shows a different part of the MTA app.


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 MTA TrainTime, you can buy tickets, plan trips, and even see how crowded your train is!


MYmta offers regionwide travel support, including real-time arrival and schedule information for subway, bus, Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North service.

Download the MYmta app for iOS or Android.

MYmta features

  • Plan your trip: Personalize subway, bus, or rail trips, and see trips with the fewest transfers, fastest time, or least time walking.  
  • Real-time service status: See real-time arrival information for subways, buses, and railroads. 
  • Save frequent trips: Bookmark your favorite subway, bus, or rail lines, or your frequently visited stations and stops.  You can save your trips and view schedules to plan ahead. 


  • Nearby stations: View stations or stops near you on a map so you can find the MTA service closest to you, along with walking distances.  
  • Planned service changes: Look up planned service changes that will affect your travel.  
  • Elevator and escalator status: See which elevators and escalators throughout the MTA system are out of service.  
A panel of three screenshots showing sample screens from the MyMTA app on an iPhone. An Android version of the app is also available.
The MyMTA app puts service updates at your fingertips, and you can save trip plans!