You can receive alerts for subways, buses, and commuter rail lines, as well as for traffic alerts on MTA Bridges and Tunnels. You can also choose to receive notices about Planned Service Changes, such as diversions caused by repair or maintenance work. Messages can be recieved in email message or text message form.
The New York Subway Email and Text message Service
will allow you to receive email and text message alerts for all New York Subway Services. These alerts will update you with information about what trains and lines are delayed and any other problems that may be experienced on the New York Subway
Other MTA Services:
This Email and text messaging service is also available for all MTA agencies, including Buses, Railroads including Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and Metro North Railroad also available delivered to as many email addresses as you wish as well as to your cell phone in the form of text messages.
Costs Incurred with Text Message Provider
The MTA provides this alert service free of charge but you are responsible for the cost of received text messages from your cell phone carrier depending on your calling plan.
The following links provide data on the specific lines and servces are currently served by the Email and Text Message Alert System