How to easily navigate the Metro-North Railroad


Metro North Schedule!Metro North Railroad is a commuter rail service for the state of New York. It is the second largest commuter rail service in North America, with more than 298,000 commuters using the railroad daily as of 2014. Due to this high number of ridership, using the railroad can be a bit confusing, especially if it is your first time. Fortunately, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) makes it easier for people to navigate by providing various useful tools. One of these tools is the Metro North Schedule.

The Metro North Railroad schedule provides commuters with real time status of the various trains on the railroad. Using the schedule, they can access train departure times, destinations, as well as track real time status of trains in their stations for up to 12 hours. You can access the schedule using your computer or using a smartphone.

Downloading the Metro North schedule

The Metro-North Railroad schedule is available on the MTA website. To download it:

1. Go to www.mta.info on your computer or mobile device
2. Click on the “Schedules” tab located on the upper left corner of the web page
3. Select the “Metro-North Railroad”
4. Click on the desired train lines (West of Hudson or East of Hudson) to access their train schedules
5. On the page that follows, go to specific train line you use and click on the available timetable. This will open a PDF document, which contains a schedule for the trains serving that line.
6. Download the document to your device

Once you have downloaded the document, simply open it on your computer or mobile device. Here, you will find the schedule for the various trains on the chosen line. On the far right side of the schedule, you will also find important information on train tickets and fare, including when and where you can purchase your tickets.

Metro North Schedule app

The Metro-North railroad schedule is also available to commuters in the form of an app. The app is available for iOS and Android powered devices. On top of the train schedules, commuters have access to additional features such as access to maps, information about various stations, shops, and restaurants in the station, real-time train status, elevators/escalator information, parking information, and a favorites section for adding routes you use most.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can download the Metro North schedule app.

Android devices

1) Go to web.mta.info/apps
2) Scroll down the page to “Metro-North Train Time” and click on the button. You will be redirected to a new page with information about the apps
3) Click on the Google Play tab located on the top left side of the web page. This will redirect you to the app’s location on Google Play store.
4) Click on “Install” button to download and install the app on your phone

For iOS devices

1) Go to web.mta.info/apps
2) Scroll down the page to “Metro-North Train Time” and click on the button. You will be redirected to a new page with information about the apps
3) Click on the Apple App Store tab located on the top left side of the web page. This will redirect you to the app’s location on Apple App store, where you can download and install the application

Conclusion

Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter rail service in North America. If it is your first time, riding on the rail service can be a bit confusing, especially when it comes to the train times. However, using the Metro North Schedule can provide you with important information you need to make your commuting smooth.