Apparently we are in for some changes… anyone that has lived in New York City in the past was undoubtedly familiar with embarkNYC. It’s somewhat less useful now that there is cell service at most stations but the “gap” between trains for a given time was more useful than when exactly the train would arrive. embarkNYC has been abandoned for some time, as you can see in the screenshot below. It would be interesting to know what exactly is being deprecated, not much to this app, it doesn’t require network access to operate (which was very useful in the days before cell service/WiFi at subway stations). It’s basically an (outdated) PDF of the subway system that’s freely available and probably and an SQLite3 database. Too bad HopStop got the market first and got acquired by Apple. All good things must end I guess…

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