Metro-North to Demo New App at Hastings Station

Metro-North officials will conduct a live demonstration of their “Train Time” smartphone app at Hastings station from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. The next two Tuesdays will see similar app demonstrations at Brewster and Portchester stations.

Metro-North says the app covers 67 stations so far, and there have been 71,000 “hits” on the website. Riders with an enabled smartphone–Blackberry, iPhone, etc.–can get real-time train info.

“This new service allows customers to check the status of train service in real time at their home stations or wherever they are traveling,” said Metro-North President Howard Permut.  “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.  We think it’s a technology whose time has come.” 

Says the press release:

Smart phones and computers will show whether a train is On Time, Late, Canceled or Delayed, including the number of minutes it is late, also what track it will arrive on and what stops it makes. 

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