Metro-North Train Time Puts Train Schedules and Status in the Palm of Your Hand!
Out to dinner and want to know when the next train to your home station leaves Grand Central? Now you can use your smart phone or laptop to find out.
Metro-North Train Time ™ gives real-time train status to a web-enabled smart phone or computer. Just select a station from the user-friendly drop-down menu and click. This initiative is just one part of the MTA's effort to provide more and better real-time information to customers on the status of its trains and buses.
So far, 67 stations across all three lines are on-line, including Grand Central and Harlem-125th Street, and more will be added this spring.
This new service allows customers to check the status of train service in real time at their home stations or wherever they are traveling. It gives people the freedom to plan a trip and get up-to-the-minute information to make necessary adjustments while they are out and about. Smart phones and computers will show whether a train is On Time, Late, Canceled or Delayed, including the number of minutes it is late.
Previously the railroad's announcements and customer information systems were exception-based. That is, no information was reported or posted if trains were on time and track assignments were unchanged. Now, station stops, track assignments and on-time status is immediately available on-line for more than half of all 120 Metro-North stations.
Metro-North Train Time is available now and there is nothing to sign up for. Here's how it works:
Go to Metro-North Train Time and select a station for the real time, on-time status of the next 12 trains arriving or departing at the selected station, track assignments, departure and arrival times, destination and intermediate stops. Our website also has a link to Metro-North Train Time from each station page.
New Canaan Branch stations are on Metro-North Train Time. However, the Danbury and Waterbury branches, as well as State Street on the New Haven Main Line, do not operate with the system we use to track train status and real-time train information cannot be displayed.
On the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines, which are operated by NJTRANSIT, real-time train information is available at njtransit.com through DepartureVision™ . Visit the station information page and select a rail station, then click on DepartureVision. Using DepartureVision on a mobile device is even easier. There is direct link on the home page.