Pigeon is THE app for the city commuter who’s tired of unexpected delays and reroutes and wants to escape the crush of the rush-hour crowds. You can avoid these pitfalls because we get live updates about the subway straight from the source: people on the subway, right now!
With Pigeon, you can:
*Choose the best route for you.*
Save all of your favorite routes to and from work and let Pigeon tell you which route is best every day. With easy-to-compare route preview cards, we show you which lines are jammed and which have seats available, letting you get to work and back without any surprises.
*Make the ride better, together.*
You survive the subway everyday with millions of other people. Why not let them help you commute smarter, and you can help in return? When you report the delays and crowds you experience while commuting, you’ll join a growing community that helps keep NYC moving everyday.
*Know what’s happening right now.*
With instant updates from people reporting issues, live MTA arrival times, and a map showing you where all the trains are right now, you can feel confident knowing that Pigeon keeps you in the know.
We’ve added daily, weekly, and all-time leaderboards so you can see where you rank among the Pigeon community! As usual, we’ve also made performance improvements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
M line doesn’t go up the 2nd ave Q line
Only complaint is that the app shows trains stopping at stations that are either after-hours/weekend stops only or are routes that are used when trains are rerouted during construction, even when the trains are operating under normal service. For instance, the M does not go on the F line north of rockefeller center and it definitely doesn’t go up the 2nd ave line to 72nd or 86th street except for some weekend service. The app should know which lines are operating at which stops and when. An inexperienced commuter would be easily confused by the way the lines are presented in the app.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review!
We have recently noticed some bugs with our station ordering caused by off-peak schedules, and we’ll be pushing a fix asap. You should see an improvement with the next update! If you see more issues please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pigeon is the 🐐 Subway App.
I highly recommend this app if you commute often, have more than one subway line near your place, or transfer trains regularly at busy stations. It provides real time options to make sure you arrive on time and with less frustration!
Three straight days, and three straight saves by Pigeon Transit when commuting from Brooklyn to meetings at Lincoln Center and Midtown East. Example: pigeon alerts me that L is having issues so I seamlessly audible on my walk subway and head toward the J train. At Essex st station, I intend to hop on the F, but F is stuck in BL due to mysterious issue (as noted by rider feedback) even though screens say it’s 5 min away, so I tweak the plan and catch the M to west 4th and the A at west 4th to arrive for meeting on time and not 10 minutes late. The app makes the subways come alive on the map and feel like they are working for me, not constantly letting me down...
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Real time Alerts for Transit
I dig the real time updates submitted by users for delays, closures, and even if there might be a performer in a station, and find it very useful when I take the subways. However I think that they need to crack down on spam reports and should only make it so if you are nearby a station, that you can report conditions. Also find the lack of bus updates something that needs to be implemented as well as a better interface want to comes to putting in directions, like real time updates if something comes up along your trip
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.