Metro-North has launched an accelerated roll out of MTA eTix, a free MTA app that will allow Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere with their mobile devices.
The app, which was scheduled for completion by the end of 2016, will now be available to all riders of both railroads by the end of this summer.
With the app, LIRR and Metro-North customers can check schedules, see service status, purchase tickets without waiting in line and manage their account.
“Our administration remains committed to building a transit network that is responsive to the needs of travelers who rely on mass transportation, and the launch of the MTA eTix app is a major step forward in our efforts,” said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. “This new app puts riders first by eliminating the ticket line and helping New Yorkers and visitors get where they need to go with more freedom and convenience than ever before. We will continue to create a 21st century transit system that embraces innovation to ensure that we are building a stronger, more competitive New York.”
MTA eTix is now available on LIRR Port Washington Branch and Metro-North Hudson Line. The eTix app will be available for all lines on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad in the following weeks:
- Week of July 25: MTA eTix becomes available on Metro-North's Harlem Line
- Week of Aug. 22: Full system wide implementation of MTA eTix, as the app becomes available on the rest of LIRR and Metro-North’s New Haven Line
“Gov. Cuomo has asked us to make this app broadly available as quickly as possible, and we’ve responded with an aggressive roll out schedule that will make MTA eTix available to all LIRR and Metro-North riders before the end of August,” said Thomas Prendergast, MTA chairman and chief executive officer.
MTA eTix can be accessed as a stand-alone app or through the popular TrainTime apps and can be downloaded for free for iPhone and Android phone users.