Weekend subway service shutdowns for track repairs and other service delays making you crazy? And also late? Whether you are a native or a visitor, you need to plan to get somewhere on time. These websites and FREE apps will help you find your way around to speed your arrival and reduce frustration.
Top of the NYC on the Cheap list is MTA Weekender, specifically for weekend service changes, for all the subway lines and all the construction, available both as a website and an app. The website allows you to check service by subway line, borough, even individual station. The FREE app is a full-service app, including info on bus service and Metro-North, trip planning and more.
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New York Subway MTA Map and Route Planner, with more than three million downloads, helps you plan your route, with or without service shutdowns.
MTA Trip Planner lets you plug in your location and destination and find options for the quickest way between the two. You can add in personal preferences, like the maximum amount you’d be willing to walk.
Train Delay NYC lets you search by subway line, bus line or borough.
BusBus NYC is a live bus-tracking app that shows the location of actual buses on NYC streets, with green arrows on a real-time street map updating their location, so you can decide whether it’s worth waiting or if a walk might be quicker.
MyTrans.It pulls in tweets about a rider’s station or line, so you can follow the frustrations or advice from your fellow straphangers.
Let us know which apps you use and why you love them.
If there’s a free app for NYC subway and bus service not on this list, let us know via a comment below, and we’ll check it out.
This article was posted originally in April 2017 and is updated regularly.