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MTA Brings Subway Map Into Smartphone Age

New format allows users to zoom in to enlarge details and easily pull up details for specific lines.

The MTA has released an interactive subway map that allows users to zoom, drag and drop. 

The new online map allows riders to enlarge areas to see details without opening the PDF version and drag the map to get to different areas. Users can also click on the subway route symbols at the top of the map to quickly pull up information on individual lines.

The version also works on tablets and smartphone, where users can pinch to zoom and swipe to scroll.

The new map incorporates the continuing post-Sandy service changes such as the H shuttle in the Rockaways and the South Ferry Station on the 1 line. 

“The subway map is one of the most popular tools we provide on our website, and we want to make it as easy and convenient as possible for visitors to the city and New Yorkers alike to get the most out of the map online,” the MTA’s Paul J. Fleuranges, said in a written statement. 

Would you use the new smartphone map to get around on the subway? Let us know. 

enrique valdez February 11, 2013 at 02:06 PM
I think is an excllent idea to just zoom in on the route you want to take, i have question though, are changes or delays updted Real Time or is it a fixedmap? thank you for allowing me to comment on this matter.
Mike Klubok February 12, 2013 at 02:41 PM
This is a much needed improvement for navigating the subway.

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