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MTA To Release App Providing Info From Subway Countdown Clocks

(credit: Steve Sandberg)

(credit: Steve Sandberg)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Need to know exactly when your next subway train will arrive? Well, soon there’s going to be an app for that.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said that by the end of the year riders on numbered-lines will be able to get next-train arrival times by downloading a smartphone app or going to the agency’s website.

The information is the same as the countdown clocks on subway platforms.

Countdown clocks first appeared on the L line in January 2007. It is the only “lettered line” to have the countdown clocks.

Currently, 177 stations, all on numbered lines, are equipped with the electronic signs that let customers know when the next train is scheduled to arrive.

The agency said it will take at least three to five years to install countdown clocks on the lettered lines, which are older and more complex than the numbered lines, CBS 2 reported.