iPhone & iTouch Subway Applications

Posted on November 21st, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Rider Strategy

Here’s a pretty comprehensive list of iPhone & iTouch applications for subway riders.  They include NYC subway maps, directions, tips, and MTA information.  They all have their pluses, and are really cheap.

These are apps that you will find yourself using on a pretty regular basis, especially if you spend a lot of time traveling around New York City.

These links will open up iTunes on your computer automatically.  From within iTunes, you can see what the apps look like, and see all their features.

Now when you’re out in the Village on the weekend, you can easily navigate your way back home!

Tube New York is a superb interactive guide to New York’s Subway, Path, Staten Island railway & Air Train services along with an informative central New York street map.

With no need for a Internet connection Tube will display a clear scrollable detailed map of these transport systems uniquely overlaid onto an informative central New York street map.

Tube can calculate the quickest routes for all your journeys on these public transport systems and show a fantastic animated display of your route on the map.

Full details of your routes are provided including line changes, platform directions, direction of travel, number of stops and accurate journey times. The New York subway services change dependent on time of day and the user can select from 6 different schedules (Rush AM, Midday, Rush PM, Evening, Night and Weekend).

When an Internet connection is available “Live Information” on the current state of the transport systems can be viewed (and automatically saved for future reference) allowing you to plan your journeys in advance and avoid any potential delays.

Quick station search and station information such as disabled access and fare zones are just a few taps away.

A wealth of other information on places of interest, hotels & restaurants, museums & galleries, entertainment etc is also provided along with details on the nearest stations and the quickest route to get there.

With the iPhone’s inbuilt GPS system you can find your position on the central New York street map and easily locate the nearest station or place of interest.   A must have for anyone traveling in New York.

$9.99 Tube New York

The Kick Map is designed is to get more people to ride New York City’s subway system. Created with clarity and ease of use, it allows riders to navigate this vast system easily and without uncertainty. The subway map is the key to understanding this most complex subway in the world, which has 26 separate lines and 468 stations.

A well-designed map not only welcomes and empowers novices to use the subway but also encourages additional use for regular “home-to-work-only” commuters to use the subway for recreational destinations where they might otherwise take a car. For this reason the design of the subway map can directly influence ridership numbers and can indirectly have an effect on New York’s traffic congestion and pollution. In short, a better-designed subway map will make our subway system more open and accessible.

$1.99 NYC Subway 24-Hour KickMap

The iPhone game Subway Shuffle is a collection of puzzles set in a subway system. You have boarded a car on the Red Line, and your task is to reach your destination. The problem is, there are other subway cars in your way! Each subway car can move only on its own color line: the red cars on the Red Line, the blue cars on the Blue Line, etc. Can you shuffle the cars from station to station, eventually moving your own car to your exit station?

Subway Shuffle comes with 70 different layouts, of increasing difficulty. The early levels are fairly easy. They help you learn the techniques you will need to solve the later levels — which, though simple looking, are surprisingly challenging.

$2.99 Subway Shuffle

iTrans NYC Subway – Tell us From and To, and we’ll get you there.
Using a sophisticated algorithm, iTrans finds the fastest route between any two stations taking the current schedules into account, then guides you step by step. It even works when you’re offline underground.

Search – Find any station with a few taps.
Search is easy and instantaneous. iTrans shows you the lines that service each station, as well as the borough the station is in (New York City only). Select a station and iTrans scrolls right to it on the map.

Schedules – Tap on a station to see the next trains.
If you tap on a station, the Stop Info Pane shows the next departures for each line. Leave the office at just the right time to catch your train, or see which lines are running right now.

Maps – Beautiful offline high-res maps
Scroll around the interactive system map in stunning high resolution. Pinch or double tap to quickly zoom in or out—graphics are always sharp. It’s by far the best way to view the system map on iPhone.
Maps and Location Integration.

Go to a station in Maps; find nearest stations.
Tap “Show in Google Maps” to go directly to that station in Maps; it’s great for getting from your final stop to the destination. iTrans also has a Location button; it’ll find the nearest stop and scroll to it on the map.

Info about delays and service changes.

$4.99 iTrans NYC Subway

CityTransit is a comprehensive guide to traveling through New York City. It includes official subway maps licensed from NYC’s MTA, line data, a GPS-based station finder and live service advisories. An expandable architecture will allow the future download of bus maps, commuter rail lines and more.

-Integrates with the Maps Application to show nearest stations
-Live service advisories from the MTA website

$2.99 CityTransit NYC Subway Guide

NYC Subway Maps – You ride the subway and want to be able to check a map from time to time. Being able to check the MTA website on your iPhone/iPod Touch is great, but if you are already underground with no signal you are out of luck.

Mapped New York’s underground with original illustrations, and many users feel they are easier to ready than the MTA’s own.

$2.99 NYC Subway Maps for iPhone and iPod touch

This website uses IntenseDebate comments, but they are not currently loaded because either your browser doesn't support JavaScript, or they didn't load fast enough.

  1. Carlos said on December 3rd, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Really nice tool ! We have something similar for Madrid subway. Take a look at: http://www.iit.upcomillas.es/palacios/iphone/imetro/imetro_madrid.html

  2. allen grant said on April 30th, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I want to work for subway in Florence s.c. my phone – 843-662-5767.

  3. The SUBWAYblogger said on May 10th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    @allen grant:
    Uhh. Ok. You’re hired.

  4. Justin said on October 18th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    SubwayDelay is a new addition to this group. It’s the only App to offer service alerts (e.g., emergency track maintenance). The next release, which will be a free upgrade to all users by the end of October 2009, allows you to see scheduled service advisories like weekend service changes. It’s on iTunes. See subwaydelay.com for more information.

  5. Felice Settlement said on September 9th, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Rosendo, i interpret all your posts, and i’m rattling attached your contributions so far.:)

  6. Sim So Dep said on November 2nd, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    This is the best information I have gotten all day. This would be a great feature to use to my phone. Thanks :)

  7. Cold sores said on December 18th, 2010 at 5:06 pm


  8. used tires said on December 21st, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Seems that Tube New York is no longer an available app?


  9. ebooki said on February 1st, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    jaskrawo udoskonalona bedzie klasa 2.0 systemu HTML Help, gdzie znajda sie dodatkowe dyspozycja budowania elementow nawigacyjnych – organizm ow jest do tego niezmiernie pomylony w stosunku az do zapowiedzi.

  10. san antonio clubs said on February 5th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    In on giveaway years later haha

  11. used tires said on February 9th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Alot of useful apps you just mentioned there! :)


  12. USBANKS said on March 27th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Jay Leno

  13. USBank internet Banking said on March 27th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    You will never win everything

  14. drive said on April 2nd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for revealing your ideas in this article. The other issue is that if a problem occurs with a computer motherboard, folks should not take the risk involving repairing this themselves for if it is not done properly it can lead to irreparable damage to the full laptop. It is almost always safe to approach the dealer of a laptop with the repair of that motherboard. They have technicians that have an experience in dealing with laptop computer motherboard issues and can get the right prognosis and perform repairs.

  15. dickies work shirts said on April 6th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Thanx for your effort, keep up the great perform Superb get the job done, I’m going to start a smallish Blogging site Engine course perform utilizing your website I hope you like blogging using the well-liked BlogEngine.web.Thethoughts you express are truly brilliant. Hope you will perfect some additional posts.

  16. harness said on April 8th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I have observed that online diploma is getting favorite because getting your degree online has developed into a popular method for many people. A lot of people have never had a chance to attend an established college or university however seek the elevated earning potential and career advancement that a Bachelor’s Degree affords. Still other individuals might have a diploma in one field but wish to pursue anything they now develop an interest in.

  17. pure said on April 10th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for your article. I would also like to opinion that the first thing you will need to carry out is find out if you really need repairing credit. To do that you need to get your hands on a copy of your credit history. That should really not be difficult, because the government mandates that you are allowed to have one cost-free copy of your credit report every year. You just have to request that from the right people today. You can either look at website with the Federal Trade Commission or contact one of the major credit agencies immediately.

  18. Cleo Enyart said on April 17th, 2011 at 5:54 am

    great post.Never knew this, thanks for letting me know.

  19. world said on April 20th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    It is indeed my belief that mesothelioma is definitely the most lethal cancer. It contains unusual characteristics. The more I look at it a lot more I am convinced it does not conduct itself like a real solid human cancer. If mesothelioma is actually a rogue virus-like infection, hence there is the chance for developing a vaccine in addition to offering vaccination to asbestos exposed people who are open to high risk regarding developing potential asbestos associated malignancies. Thanks for giving your ideas on this important ailment.

  20. 12 pack abs said on April 21st, 2011 at 4:15 am

    you have an interesting blog..I’ll bookmark and check back again :) 12 Pack Abs

  21. Harold Igo said on April 23rd, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I want to thanks for the efforts you have created in scripting this article. i’m hoping the same best work from you within the future further. in truth your creative writing talent has inspired me to induce my very own blog currently. actually the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up may be a fine model of it.

  22. good golf said on April 23rd, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Today, with all the fast lifestyle that everyone leads, credit cards have a huge demand throughout the economy. Persons coming from every discipline are using the credit card and people who are not using the credit card have prepared to apply for one in particular. Thanks for discussing your ideas in credit cards.

  23. Blanca Loughner said on April 24th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was wondering your situation; many of us have developed some nice procedures and we are looking to exchange methods with others, why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  24. Haywood Stains said on April 25th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    It’s onerous to search out knowledgeable folks on this matter, but you sound like you recognize what you’re talking about! Thanks

  25. Vincent Pfrommer said on April 26th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I like this post a lot. i will positively be back. Hope that able to be able to read more insightful posts then. are sharing your knowledge with all of my friends!

  26. storage said on April 26th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks for your article. What I want to say is that when searching for a good internet electronics retail outlet, look for a web site with entire information on critical factors such as the personal privacy statement, safety details, any payment methods, along with terms and policies. Continually take time to investigate the help along with FAQ pieces to get a superior idea of how the shop will work, what they can do for you, and in what way you can use the features.

  27. free stuff said on April 27th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Yet another kickass article! Really looking forward to more!

  28. switch said on April 28th, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I have come to understand that fees for internet degree pros tend to be a fantastic value. For instance a full 4-year college Degree in Communication from The University of Phoenix Online consists of Sixty credits with $515/credit or $30,900. Also American Intercontinental University Online comes with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a total study course feature of 180 units and a price of $30,560. Online learning has made getting your diploma far less difficult because you can earn the degree through the comfort of your dwelling place and when you finish from work. Thanks for all your other tips I have certainly learned through the blog.

  29. épilation définitive said on April 29th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice even as you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a appropriate deal. I have been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast offered brilliant transparent idea

  30. Edgardo Harleman said on April 30th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Spot on with this write-up, I really assume this web site needs far more consideration. I’ll in all probability be again to read much more, thanks for that info.

  31. Hermelinda Bonomo said on May 2nd, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Not long seen concerning your website and are still already reading along. I assumed i’ll leave my first comment. i don’t decide what saying except that I’ve enjoyed reading. Nice blog. sick be bookmarking keep visiting this web site very often.

  32. Anderson Kerzer said on May 3rd, 2011 at 12:32 am

    I simply found your web website a couple of days ago and i have been reading through it regularly. you’ve got a good range of helpful information on the site and i conjointly adore the actual kind of the site at constant time. carry on the good work!

  33. ibusinesspromoter review said on May 3rd, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Appreciation for this Article.We are facing common problem.and i locate finally Remedy.

  34. screen said on May 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for expressing your ideas. I’d personally also like to convey that video games have been actually evolving. Better technology and revolutions have assisted create realistic and active games. These kinds of entertainment games were not really sensible when the actual concept was being experimented with. Just like other kinds of technologies, video games also have had to evolve through many many years. This is testimony for the fast continuing development of video games.

  35. Sean Nabor said on May 5th, 2011 at 8:15 am

    The following time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to learn, however I actually thought youd have one thing fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you might fix should you werent too busy searching for attention.

  36. Karcianki said on May 9th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I wish I had thought to use one of these apps when I was in New York several months ago, it would have made navigating the subway so much easier.

  37. sterling silver necklace said on May 13th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Thx for your post. I’d like to say that the expense of car insurance differs a lot from one coverage to another, simply because there are so many different facets which bring about the overall cost. For instance, the make and model of the car will have a large bearing on the fee. A reliable older family car will have an inexpensive premium than just a flashy racecar.

  38. cell spy software said on May 14th, 2011 at 4:00 am

    I love your website! did you create this yourself or did you outsource it? Im looking for a blog design thats similar so thats the only reason I’m asking. Either way keep up the nice work I was impressed with your content really…..

  39. Dirk Febbraio said on July 7th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Please remove me from your email list !!!!!!

  40. The Friday Links said on March 12th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    [...] iPhone and iTouch Subway apps | Subway Blogger [...]

Have something to say? Here's your chance. Post it for all of us to read.

How do I change my avatar?

Go to gravatar.com and upload your preferred avatar.

Flash Back


Tag Cloud

air conditioning apps blackberry board budget bullshit congestion cop doors drunks escalators fare fare hike free ads game girls grand central terminal iphone ipod metrocard MetroCards money mta new york city new york city subway new york times nyc nyc subway nypd open seat subway subway cars subway fares subway platform subways subway service subway station times square Tourists tracks train trains transit transit system turnstile

ss_blog_claim=e1b9eeb8c6812ce0414a86d1c7c3a36d ss_blog_claim=e1b9eeb8c6812ce0414a86d1c7c3a36d