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MTA launches live subway map with real-time updates

Shown: Work & Co.'s Felipe Memoria unveils the Live Subway Map at the Fulton Transit Center in New York City.
Photo – MTA Flickr/Marc Hermann


Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials yesterday launched a new digital map of the MTA New York City Transit subway system that provides real-time train information to riders.

The Live Subway Map will overlay clear and detailed track routes atop a geographically-correct street grid that becomes more detailed as the user zooms in. The map also shows the locations of trains as they move along the system in real time.

When users select a specific station on the map, they’ll also see information that lists the trains that arrive at that station, and the arrival times for any train scheduled to arrive within an hour.

The map also allows users to view current train service or future service.

The digital map is currently in the beta testing phase, and is the first major redesign of the subway’s map in four decades, MTA officials said in a press release.

The map was created in partnership with the Transit Innovation Partnership and design and technology firm Work & Co.

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