Transit Sharpener NYC Free
by: Apps by Ken • 7
Wouldn't it be great to be able to hover above the city and see where the trains are, and to move forward and back in time? Knowing where the trains are would mean less waiting in stations for trains that aren't scheduled to arrive anytime soon.
Essentially Transit Sharpener NYC is an animated map, overlaying trains on top of the NYC subway lines where they would be according to the MTA schedules.
The free version of Transit Sharpener NYC is ad-supported and renders an add banner at the bottom of the map window at all times. The non-free version has no advertisements and requires no network access to function.
The MTA publishes time tables for each train line, but these documents can be complex and hard to read. Transit Sharpener NYC is a visualization of these MTA time tables that shows a map of where the trains are on the line according to the schedule.
Transit Sharpener NYC includes weekday, Saturday, and Sunday schedules for the A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, L, M, N, Q, R, S, Z, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 lines. No further downloads or other network access is required or used, except to load advertisements on the free version. This saves power and means it runs anywhere, on almost all Android devices.
With a quick glance at the map, it's easy to make good choices about what stations are the best bet to get on a train. Need to plan ahead? Simply move the map forward in time. Spend less time waiting for trains with Transit Sharpener NYC.
Tags: best nyc transit , shapener
by Robert Thomas
Dec 13, 2013 | "Awesome"
It good but I need some trains route that on the map they no n d c and the rest of the trains
by michael sherrell
Aug 17, 2013 | "OK"
There have several changes in the NYC subway for this to be real time. One example - on the R-train the Montague Street tunnel is closed for the next 14 months - yet this app shows trains traveling through the all ready closed tunnel.. Plus major subway lines are STILL missing. A good idea for an app, just wished it were improved.
by Miss Jennifer Banks
Apr 10, 2013 | "Awesome"
Its an excellent app. I'm a railfanner too. I like to ride the NYC Subway. But you're missing a few routes. The 2, 5, C, D, J, L, N, The Rockaway Shuttle and Franklin Shuttle are not here. Can you make an update of this? And please put on here the missing routes I mentioned?