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*** We are currently only accepting users from all 5 boroughs of New York City. ***

You will never have to wait for another bus or train again.

Third Rail tells you when to leave exactly where you are to get to the nearest bus or train stop right when as it's arriving, no waiting required.

Third Rail also automatically only shows you the trains or buses near you, tells you exactly where the next bus or train you want is, automatically alerts you of any delays on your subway or bus line, provides directions to help you get to the nearest bus or train stop should you have any trouble, and can send you a notification when it's time to leave to remind you.

All with only two taps of a button.

Note: The MTA only provides real-time data for the 1,2,3,4,5,6, and L trains, as well as all buses. For all other trains, we use their most up-to-date schedules to find out about when they should be arriving.

*This app uses your location while in the background to provide you with the most accurate data possible. Note, however, that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life."

What’s New

Version 2.1.9

* Fixed bug on iPhone 6/7 Pluses that would make the buttons dance on screen (even worse, they didn't dance well).
* App may or may not now be a full-fledged alien Artificial Intelligence named Timmy who has developed a deep admiration of the human race after watching reruns of 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' and now plans to run for president in 2020 with the slogan 'Here Comes President Boo Boo'.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Umbrous ,

Simple, essential

Really simple yet beautifully designed app that i use whenever im catching the bus. Highly recommended

Joann betti ,


Can't believe someone didn't come up with this until now. Great app!

jll101 ,

Shady, this is dope. Couple of suggestions -

Let’s say the metric to optimize is average wait time at stops. Part of that is estimating how long it takes to get from where you are to the stop. You might be able to improve that by keeping track of how long it actually takes people. Have an “I’m leaving now” and a “just got here button” and keep track of statistics. This can even be done independently for different routes a user takes.


Shady Gabal
20.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2015 Shady Gabal


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