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LIRR's Free Train Time App Just Got Smarter

Announcing the Official LIRR Train Time AppLIRR’s FREE Train Time App Gives Customers Even More info ON THE GO!

MTA Long Island Rail Road is proud to introduce the newest version of its popular “TrainTime” mobile app with improvements that make it easier than ever for LIRR customers to obtain the most up-to- date train information available.  This app is yet another advanced tool in the series of customer information enhancements that we’ve been unveiling in recent years to help make your commute as easy as possible by giving you real-time information whenever you need it.

Among the new features of Train Time are an easier to use Station Picker Screen, improved Arrival Countdown Screen, enhanced Trip Search capability, detailed station parking information and a new server that enables the LIRR to handle more than 2,000 Train Time requests per minute, a capacity upgrade meant to meet demand during service interruptions.

You’ll notice a cleanly designed navigation screen offering clearly defined categories from which users can, at a glance, begin quickly tapping their way to what they need to know. With the new app, basic train information is now available even when a customer can't locate cellular service. This latest version of TrainTime was developed by the LIRR with the help of customer feedback that began to arrive soon after the original app went public.

What information do you get from using this app? Everything you need to know on the go and more…TrainTime is your official source of LIRR information that gives you everything you need to know in the palm of your hand – including the ability to get station information, real-time service conditions, social media links, news, elevator/escalator status, parking availability deals & getaways, maps, policies and other beneficial information

What’s the next train departing your home station? Not sure what fare applies to your upcoming trip? Going to a meeting at a station you’re not familiar with? Don’t fret—you can get what you need to know from the LIRR Train Time App! 



View Our New Features! (click images to enlarge)

Arrival Countdown   Favorite Stations   Trip Details
Arrival Countdown
This feature shows a list of the next trains due at the station and estimated time until departure. It also shows arrivals for all stations except Penn Station/Atlantic Terminal/Jamaica. Tap a train to see stops it makes (tap stop to see station info).

 

Off-Line Data
When a connections fails, published Schedule data is available offline from previous cache data of searches. Stops & Fare information are not available offline. Only current schedules in effect will be displayed.
  Trip Details
The app is now offering duration of trip information (next to arrival time). It’s also offering Platform Letters (i.e., Track 1A) – when they’re available. On the Trip Detail Page it will show the trip start/end times, duration of trip and arrival times at transfer points. New layout includes “At a Glance” ability to determine express/local service and layover length (when connecting).


Some other highlights of the app include: (click images to enlarge)

Service Status and Service Advisory Notices   Trip Search & Fares   Favorite Station
Service Status and Service Advisory Notices that are always at your fingertips with info on planned service changes along our territory, as well as emergency service details. And you’ll know if there is something going on that affects service because a special icon notifier (it resembles an exclamation point in a circle) will appear next to the Service Status link letting you know there is new content.

 

A Trip Search & Fares screen. Just type in from where and when you want to travel—early morning, late evening, whenever—and you’ll get info for 10 trains, including ones departing before and after what you input! You can select trip details or elect to find fares for the trip. Select a specific time and see the departure track, departure and arrival times, train stops and transfer points, if any. You can also see the status of elevator/escalator service (if available) at the station and you can see in real-time whether the train is on-time, early or delayed.   Favorite Stations
A redesign to our station picker when using "Trip Search & Fares" will now allow you to "save" your favorite station(s) by a quick click on the red star symbol next to your station of choice.  The station(s) will be automatically saved on top of the station list and be marked as favorite -- this will provide for easier access when you use the feature on your next visit to TrainTime. 

Whether you are a daily commuter looking for real-time info about your regular trip or an occasional traveler searching for the best trip option, the LIRR Train Time App is the most convenient and accurate way to help you plan a seamless travel experience.

Our free app is available for iPhone and Android smartphones…  Download it today!

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play

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