NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday unveiled a new high-tech version of its iconic subway map featuring real-time locations of its trains.
The "Live Subway Map" shows actual train movement and allows riders to plan trips by taking service changes into account.
When users tap on a specific station, they will see information that lists the trains that arrive at that station, and the arrival times for any train scheduled to arrive within an hour.
And a time filter allows users to decide see current train service or future service with “Now,” “Tonight” and “Weekend" options.
"This is a map that is the first of its kind in North America. We believe it may be the first of its kind globally. No longer will people have to decipher a range of station signs. You can plan your commute from the palm of your hand," said NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg.
The map is currently in its testing phase.
You can find it online at map.mta.info.