Track the New York City Subway in real time with new iPhone app

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Thanks to an app released today by the MTA, millions of subway riders in New York City can check when their next train is arriving before paying their fare. The app, called MTA Subway Time, is only available as a web app or as a download for iPhone, and it gives users up-to-the-minute updates of how far away the next train is. Not every train in the city is trackable, however: only the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 42nd Street Shuttle are supported. There are seventeen other subway lines in New York, and all of them except for the L and 7 trains will take “hundreds of millions of dollars and years of dedicated effort” to be upgraded, according to the president of MTA New York City Transit.

The app itself is very basic: it lists limited station…

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