Good but map zooming is very slow 3/5
I love this app and it has a lot of great features but the developers need to the improve the map pinch zooming. It’s so slow and it freezes sometimes. It’s such an important aspect of the app so it kinda ruins the experience all around
Nice app 👌
By Hi I'm a Mac
A widget for nearby trains/times would be 👌
Can’t find my location 3/5
This app doesn’t provide information on bus going in different directions. It did b4, but now...nada
A crowdsourced future! 5/5
By #1 Movie Critic
It’s great being apart of this community. Pigeon’s crowdsourced data helps me find out what’s going on with NYC transit faster than any other app!
Love this app! 5/5
By Tehc's Reviews
I love this app because it’s fun to report issues and then get points. I get really competive and I really really really want the subway king profile pic.
Great app! 5/5
I love this app! Seeing all the delays helps me decide which line to use when I have more than one option. I like that it places delays and repairs at the top of the info when you look for directions, which has saved me once or twice when I forgot about upcoming track maintenance. And I LOVE that I can actually help someone if I want to complain about train delays, which is a lot more useful than just venting on Twitter. I would love to see the option to map out multiple stops, so I could plan out all my errands at once.
My one complaint is that my saved places don’t seem to work very well. Other than that, I’m very happy with it. :)
Everything I Need 5/5
As someone who lives between three train lines (one being the L) it’s *really* nice to see the real time location of trains to know which commute I should take.
Be careful of this app 1/5
They only allow sign in with Google, and say that if you do so, their app and website will share information about you. But they don’t say exactly what.
Sorry, I’m not giving them location data and personal identification info.
I’m deleting this app and using Transit.
Annoying UI forces you to use google 1/5
By John Spuler
The UI has tons of actions hidden behind a signin screen. Want to change your username? Want to change your profile pic? Exploring an application for the first time and just clicking around? You HAVE to get a google account. I’m not signing up for google out of principle. Time to delete Pigeon.
Great app for NYC residents 5/5
A must-use app for NYC residents. It’s much more catered for transit in the NYC metro than google maps, and has features only something this focused could have.
M line doesn’t go up the 2nd ave Q line 4/5
Only complaint is that the app shows trains stopping at stations that are either after-hours/weekend stops only or are routes that are used when trains are rerouted during construction, even when the trains are operating under normal service. For instance, the M does not go on the F line north of rockefeller center and it definitely doesn’t go up the 2nd ave line to 72nd or 86th street except for some weekend service. The app should know which lines are operating at which stops and when. An inexperienced commuter would be easily confused by the way the lines are presented in the app.
Helpful app 5/5
A real helping hand in NYC 5/5
This app is getting better and better and is a real help traveling in NYC.
Not working for me 1/5
Hangs on splash animation. Hitting get started button does nothing.
Good but... 3/5
They need a option “notifications of transfer”
Hangs on verification screen for me
Best commuting app in NYC 5/5
So easy to find delays and I love the sharing option when I’m on my way to meet with friends. Amazing job!!
Other login types 1/5
I don’t have a google account so no way for me to log in here. Useless at this point.
Made its way onto my home screen 5/5
So useful for finding about delays - hundred times better than mta itself
Make multiple routes available please 3/5
By Leah Lee C
As someone who works multiple jobs, I would love an option that lets you add multiple work place and home address and adjust each days commute with point a to point b
Pigeon is the 🐐 Subway App. 5/5
By Hot Karl Peterson
I highly recommend this app if you commute often, have more than one subway line near your place, or transfer trains regularly at busy stations. It provides real time options to make sure you arrive on time and with less frustration!
Three straight days, and three straight saves by Pigeon Transit when commuting from Brooklyn to meetings at Lincoln Center and Midtown East. Example: pigeon alerts me that L is having issues so I seamlessly audible on my walk subway and head toward the J train. At Essex st station, I intend to hop on the F, but F is stuck in BL due to mysterious issue (as noted by rider feedback) even though screens say it’s 5 min away, so I tweak the plan and catch the M to west 4th and the A at west 4th to arrive for meeting on time and not 10 minutes late. The app makes the subways come alive on the map and feel like they are working for me, not constantly letting me down...
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A Must for Every Commuter 5/5
I use it at least once a day, to check my usual trains to see what fresh Hell awaits me, or if I have to detour thru the malebolge.
Best transit app 5/5
By Kalle Lind
You want to know exactly whats going on with transit? This is the one and only app you need.
Yo babes download this 5/5
By Tim Cox
It’s so good. You’ll be Pigeon famous in no time. Get in on the ground floor. My commute is better because of this app 100%
By cold devastater
So far it’s a very good very very informative
Not a good app when you really need this 1/5
This app can not real time show up train working or not!
Does this thing work? 2/5
It’s ok. First time using it was this morning and the time for the arrival of my train was t even correct so I missed my train... I’ll try again but don’t really expect too much.
Honestly guys...i have notifications on for a reason. How am I supposed to know there’s a service change, do I look st the app consistently before I leave, because I don’t receive notifications.
This is what I’m talking about, I see 13 minutes ago the app said the subway was leaving, now I get down here and I STILL HAVE 6 min Left.
Time is crucial especially in the city and especially so early in the morning this is the THIRD time you guys got the train time wrong or just didn’t even bother letting me know by TEXTING ME.
Now, I will be late to work and I want to thank you for allowing me to be LATE TO WORK FOR THE THIRD TIME.
I have deleted this app.
Day- needs bus info 4/5
By Eliza Audrey
It did not have bus info, I sometimes take the bus I would like to know when the buses are coming.
Re: A bus pigeon 4/5
By cookie 363
How about a bus version? It’s very helpful as people are involved. Nice app!
Two missing features 3/5
Great app and I find it more intuitive to navigate than some of the other competitors, but it's missing two things:
1) bus arrival times as others have noted
2) I wish that the "send ETA" button didn't force the person receiving your ETA to download the app just to see where you are. Why can't this link to a web page so people can see my location with just a web browser?
I guess 2/5
It does show problems in the network but it’s HORRIBLE for planning routes on the MTA. I mean really really bad.
I looked at a few routes from my home into downtown and BK but it showed them all confusingly and in a few cases, just plain wrong.
Not happy. Removing it.
No bus routes 1/5
The app has no bus routes. They expect you to walk a lot! What about disabled and elderly people?
Cool So Far 5/5
By Honey Belle 5
Familiar with Waze so I was interested when I saw the ad for Pigeon. Love the concept of real time reporting from users but calling us pigeons not cool (re: song No Pigeons circa ‘00). Cool points not withstanding I would really like to see buses added for a more comprehensive look at the MTA cause two fare zones are super REAL & the buses have similar drama as the train.
Locked to Google 1/5
I just downloaded this app, and I will be using it as Anonymous for now. I refuse to be forced to use my defunct google account to sign in.
If this is supposed to be “like Waze”, let me sign in using my phone number or create an account using anything else for that matter.
Rating may go up depending on the apps actual functionality.
Alep is the best!
Best transit ever 5/5
Love it. Use it every day.
Nice work 💯 5/5
By Tim Dawn
Thanks for your hard work!
Real time Alerts for Transit 5/5
I dig the real time updates submitted by users for delays, closures, and even if there might be a performer in a station, and find it very useful when I take the subways. However I think that they need to crack down on spam reports and should only make it so if you are nearby a station, that you can report conditions. Also find the lack of bus updates something that needs to be implemented as well as a better interface want to comes to putting in directions, like real time updates if something comes up along your trip
My go to 5/5
By red rocker
This has quickly become my go to app for commuting! On my way home I just have to open it and it shows me exactly how long till the next train is (and how crowded it it) and I love it! Super simple and the crowd sourced info on delays is everything! Love it!!!
Great start, needs bus info 2/5
A transit app with just subway information is great if you’re, say, a single, twentysomething, highly paid tech worker living in Manhattan who just hails an Uber anytime public transportation is mildly inconvenient. But a truly comprehensive transit app that serves ALL kinds of New Yorkers needs bus information as well, because hey not everyone who lives in the five boroughs matches the profile of the team at Pigeon. That said, they’ve done a terrific job with what’s here. They just gotta quit vaping a minute, get off their boosted boards, take out their AirPods and broaden their horizons just a little bit.
Wrong directions! 2/5
From Edgewater, NJ to Port Authority is about 35 minutes on the 158 bus through Lincoln Tunnel. But this app only wants to send you north across the GWB then the A train down to Port Authority - 72 minutes. NO option for the 158 bus south. Really weird...and really worthless. Two stars only because if I ever want to somehow take a long out of the way route, I can use this app.
By Mad Doggy Doo
Needs a total UX audit/overhaul.
Pigeons should be clickable
Great app!!! 5/5
Not only does the app give location but also great info on train making your ride that much better.
Busses needed! 3/5
The busses are much needed for this to be really worthwhile— I’ve been dreaming of a Waze-like public transit app so we can finally start warning each other about where MTA police are pulling people off the select busses and giving tickets. THAT’S what crowdsourcing is all about and why people use WAZE for navigation instead of google maps...
Lacks basic function 2/5
Wanted to like. Doesn't have time until next train, which every other app has in NYC. Unable to let me program commute on the weekend because the train I take on weekends wasn't running on the weekend I installed and setup the app.
Easy to use, accurate subway info 5/5
Pigeon is super easy to use and helps me plan my commute each morning. Helpful to get real time updates from other nyc commuters!
BEST TRANSIT APP EVER 5/5
I always get lost in NYC and absolutely love this app! It helps me figure out the best subway routes and gets me to my location on time!! I def needed this app!!!!
Great for Commute 5/5
Love this idea! Love the real time updates!