New York Subway Text and Email Alerts

New York Subway Alerts

Email and Text Message Alert System

You can receive New York Subway alerts that let you know about the status of the New York 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 received 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:

The New York Subway Email and Text message 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. This New York Subway Alerts system has been around for eight years and has been found to be reliable, even in extreme circumstances.

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.

Alert Choices

The following links provide data on the specific lines and services are currently served by the Email and Text Message Alert System

  • Subway Lines
  • MTA Buses
  • Railroads
  • Bridges and Tunnels

Click Here To Sign Up For Alerts

Sign Up Completed

Once you have signed up you will receive a message like this:
Thank you for signing up. We sent a confirmation email to:
Please check your inbox and follow the instructions to confirm your new account.

Please Note:

You are required to confirm all email addresses and SMS numbers that you register on the New York Subway Alerts System. The MTA must ensure that you are the real owner of the address. You can add additional email addresses and SMS numbers on the Customer Account Page. Each email address or SMS number you enter will require a separate confirmation. If you do not confirm the email addresses or SMS numbers, you will not receive alerts at that email address or SMS number.

Spam Blockers:

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