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Staten Island Railway gets in on MTA's realtime app action

The MTA announced that their app will include real-time arrival information for the Staten Island Railway, which on average carries 24,000 commuters a day.

staten island countdown mta sir The Staten Island Railway, which runs through largely along the borough's eastern side from St. George's terminal through Tottenville within 22 stops, joins the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and L lines as well as the 42 Street S shuttle as the only routes on the state transit agency's app.
Credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

Staten Islanders will finally be able to check in on the next railroad car on their smartphones.

On Thursday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that their Subway Time iPhone and web app will now include real-time arrival information for the borough's only rapid transit service that on average carries 24,000 commuters a day.

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The Staten Island Railway, which runs through largely along the borough's eastern side from St. George's terminal through Tottenville within 22 stops, joins the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and L lines as well as the 42 Street S shuttle as the only routes on the state transit agency's app.

"We always like to say, 'Know before you go,' and this Subway Time app update puts that information in the hands of Staten Islanders," MTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco said in a statement.

While the app launched in 2012, it's addition to the app comes after countdown clocks were installed through support from local City Council members.

The app is only avaialbe on through the Apple store, but non-iPhone inclined riders can access the same information on their phones through the MTA website at apps.mta.info/traintime.

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