MTA Launches New One Cease Rail App Combining LIRR and Metro-North Journey Planning and Ticket Buying
Masabi is delighted to proceed supporting the MTA with this new improvement, bringing the performance of the most-used cellular ticketing app in North America, eTix, into the brand new MTA TrainTime app powered by Masabi’s Justride SDK.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) lately launched a very revamped app – named TrainTime – the brand new one-stop app for commuter rail clients within the area. The app replaces MTA eTix and provides the performance of beforehand separate TrainTime apps for Lengthy Island Rail Highway and Metro-North Railroad, merging ticket buying, journey planning, real-time prepare location information.
Entry your tickets bought in eTix utilizing your current account data — or create a brand new account utilizing your Apple ID, Google account, or a textual content message.
Making the app simpler and extra inviting to make use of, TrainTime customers can log in utilizing their Apple ID, Google account, or a textual content message, and buy tickets utilizing Apple Pay. These new options complement options which can be already well-liked with MTA app customers, together with a seat availability monitoring and in-app chat with customer support.
Practically 50,000 individuals had downloaded the brand new app throughout the first 15 hours of its launch.
“For years the highest request from clients has been to incorporate a cellular ticketing possibility inside TrainTime. Now we have delivered on that request, whereas additionally offering nice options.
“Every little thing from seat availability monitoring, dependable train-tracking and in-app assist are all at a riders’ fingertips. I can not thank our in-house improvement group sufficient for delivering on a undertaking that riders from New Haven to Montauk can equally profit from.”
“If we would like extra clients to return to the rails, the shopper expertise must be as frictionless as attainable.
“The brand new TrainTime accomplishes simply that, putting each journey device a rider wants into one app, no matter which railroad they’re driving. And the debut couldn’t be timelier with LIRR and Metro-North additionally sharing Grand Central as a terminal within the very close to future.”
“TrainTime has a couple of MTA firsts together with changing into the biggest transit company app within the nation: the long-awaited inclusion of ticket purchases, seamless login choices and a real-time prepare motion map.
“There aren’t any passwords to recollect, no card data to enter, and if a rider wants help, they will get assist throughout the app. The consolidation additionally offers us flexibility for cross-rail journeys as soon as Grand Central Madison opens.”
Railroad clients can take pleasure in the next options.
Cell Tickets on TrainTime
TrainTime is the primary MTA app the place ticket buying and journey planning dwell on the identical app. Beforehand clients must use two apps to plan their journey—TrainTime to journey plan, and MTA eTix to buy tickets.
Now, a buyer can seek for their prepare and buy their ticket in seconds. When trying up their prepare, a “Purchase” ticket button will seem on the display. From there, a buyer can log in utilizing Apple, Google or their telephone quantity and buy their ticket. As soon as a ticket is bought, clients will see the button present “Activate” as their departure time approaches, or “Pockets” if their journey is sooner or later.
Earlier eTix customers ought to use their current account data to entry tickets they’ve already bought.
Actual-Time Practice Motion and Seat Availability Monitoring
A core function of the revamped app is the real-time prepare monitoring map. In preparation for the app’s rollout, GPS sensors had been put in on your entire LIRR and Metro-North fleet. When trying up a prepare a buyer can get the precise place of their prepare in real-time. As soon as a buyer will get on the prepare, they will proceed to trace their motion.
The actual-time prepare monitoring is complemented by the favored seat availability tracker that the LIRR initially debuted in 2020. A buyer can examine the precise place of their prepare whereas on the prepare, whereas additionally realizing their precise automobile quantity and monitor that automobile’s capability.
In-App Buyer Service
Along with the various social channels, clients can already go to for help, TrainTime meets riders the place they’re, offering in-app chat with customer support representatives for each railroads for the primary time. Customers can “Chat with us” on the “Standing” tab.
Cross-Rail Journey Planning
The debut of TrainTime permits for a future function of cross-rail journeys when Grand Central Madison opens later this 12 months.
A buyer who will journey from Lengthy Island to Metro-North area, and vice versa, will be capable of plan their full journey and buy their ticket with out having to make use of a number of apps.
This text was initially revealed by Masabi.