See when the trains arriving at specific stations based on the published MTA time tables. Rather than pouring through the MTA train schedules, simply check station times with this widget. It automatically calculates when then next train is scheduled to arrive for each line in a given station.
Transit Sharpener includes all schedule data and does not need any network access to function. This makes it fast and means it works in stations, and on devices that don't have network connectivity.
- For stations and lines with published time table columns, the exact time specified by the schedule is displayed.
- For stations without schedule data, estimates are calculated based on neighboring stations where the schedules are known.
- All station, line, and schedule data is included so no network access is required, saving battery life.
- Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday service times included.
- Train Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, L, M, N, Q, R, S, Z, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
- Uses time schedule published December 2011.
The widget is available by accessing the widget selection list on your device after installing Transit Sharpener NYC. There are two widget sizes: regular and small. The small widget size is intended for stations with only one line. For stations with multiple lines, use the regular sized widget. After selecting the widget from the dialog a settings dialog will show:
To configure the widget, filter your station selections by selecting the Borough and Line of the station you wish to show in the widget. Next, select the specific station. After this, hit the back button and the widget will be created on your screen. To update the widget, select it. To conserve battery power, the widget does not update unless it is selected manually by the user.
Scope of Application
Actual train arrival times will vary. This is because Transit Sharpener simulates the train network based on the published time schedules. Planned and unplanned service outages, track or equipment problems may prevent trains from keeping to their scheduled times.
Known Issues and Limitations
- Some time table information is not accounted for with the Brooklyn and Queens shuttle trains.
- Late-night routes which differ from day-time routes are not handled.
- On the Bronx 6 line, the late-night times between Pelham Bay Park and Parkchester may be inaccurate, due to the complex time table.
- On some lines, the MTA time tables use vague language such as "some trains stop at...". These time table entries are estimated as best possible.