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Watch New York Subway Trains Run Their Routes in Real Time

LiveTrain NYC maps eight lines using actual train location data.
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Like every New York commuter, Michael Prude sometimes finds himself wondering where exactly the next subway train is, and not in those words. While most of us stop our curiosity there, Prude took his interest to the next level, creating a map that shows the trains moving in real-time, with fellow developer Ted Mahoney. The duo call their web app LiveTrain NYC.

"It's a nice way to visualize a complex system and have some utility on top of it," Prude tells CityLab.