MTA eTix

MTA eTix for Pc

  • Category: Travel
  • Last Updated: 2018-08-13
  • Current version: 4.15.5
  • File size: 33.03 MB
  • Developer: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing MTA eTix on your Windows PC

Download MTA eTix for Windows: MTA eTix is an Travel App, developed by Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Travel App was officially released 2016-06-30. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with the latest current version being 4.15.5 which was officially released on 2018-08-13. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 632 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 2.5 out of a possible 5.

Using MTA eTix on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install MTA eTix on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use MTA eTix for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type MTA eTix in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on MTA eTix application icon. A window of MTA eTix will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the MTA eTix icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About MTA eTix

Developer Description

The MTA eTix app allows customers on MNR’s Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines and all LIRR branches to purchase tickets on their phones. ------------------------------------------------------- Never use a vending machine or wait in line again when purchasing your rail ticket for Metro-North Railroad or Long Island Rail Road. Your phone is the ticket machine. Better yet, your phone is the ticket. With MTA eTix, you can securely purchase One Way, Round Trip, CityTicket, Weekly and Monthly tickets in seconds. Purchasing a ticket is easy: sign up for an account, select your trip, buy your ticket and enter your card information, then activate your ticket just before you board. Benefits • Never worry about missing a train while you're stuck in line to buy your ticket • See all your tickets in your electronic wallet • 'Punch' your own ticket just before you board • Never misplace your ticket again • Take your ticket with you when you upgrade your phone If you are having issues using the app, please call customer services at 511 for support and ask to speak to a Representative after selecting your railroad. Customers outside NY State call 877 690 5114.

App Reviews

  • Time Saver and Ease of Use

    By Britty27
    Convenience is great with this app. I’m a Uni. Student who has to take the LIRR every four days out of the week. I’ve only bought a paper ticket once and have had no issues with buying or activating tickets, yet. Been using this app for about 2 months regularly and it’s great. Especially when I’m just able to catch a train without taking time to buy a ticket at the station. Less chance of misplacing my phone instead of my ticket. Don’t need to fumble my bag for my ticket. I just buy the amount of tickets I need for two weeks and stockpile ‘em for use. Just easier overall. However, I’m not keen on their refund policy for mistakenly ordered/ unused tickets- but the convenience is just too great. Unless there is a major problem, I’ll continue to keep using this time saver of an app.
  • Best for Monthly without Metrocard

    By mjd2833
    If you still use the combined Metro-North & MetroCard, then Mail&Ride is the way to go. Otherwise this app gets the job done and has been improving since it launched (being able to use 2 cards to split payment with QTB cards, adding a shortcut to the monthly ticket in the home screen, shortcut to repurchase ticket, etc.) The app is sometimes slow to load, especially if you didn’t see the conductor coming and are rushing to get it opened. It would also be nice for it to Auto-Renew on the first of each month instead of having to go thru all the screens of “Purchase Again”. The app should also add Touch ID for the Account Settings, and also combine it with train time, maybe a ticker/departure board on the main page for our origin/destination stations depending on time of day with the track number.
  • This app is amazing!

    By jain.......Aj
    Idk why the overall rating is so low! The app is a blessing. Incredibly user friendly and very convenient for a commuter. I love the feature of the ticket activation because it it lets you use tickets only when you activate them. There is also a benefit of getting refunds within 5 minutes of buying the ticket. If one happens to make an error, they’ll most probably catch the error within minutes and can get a refund. That isn’t possible with paper tickets. Also, and my most fav reason of all, it’s environment friendly and is a huge step head of the digitization of the MTA.
  • Please stop making me reload my ticket!

    By thegimp71
    The overall use of the app is OK for buying tickets, but it is very annoying to both riders and ticket takers that the app is very slow to load and slow to display your ticket, especially for monthly ticket holders. Also, if I switch from this app to another and back within just a minute I’m usually forced to reload my ticket again, which can take about 20-30 seconds again that’s very annoying as a user and to the ticket takers. It shouldn’t take so long to load a ticket and it should not have to be 3 steps to get to a ticket for monthly ticket holders. Monthly tickets should be the first thing that appears when the app loads along with the option to access a menu - not the other way around.
  • Won’t process payment.

    By Boycott FB
    The app randomly decides not to accept your card anymore. I’ve gone through 3 cards that it no longer accepts. The same 3 cards that the train conductor had no problem using to give me a more expensive ticket. The amount of money in step up fees this app has cost me because of its problems is ridiculous. What’s more ridiculous is that even though the app says the payment can’t be processed, it’s still pending in your account. When you contact the lirr, they say the problems with your bank. The bank says the problems with the lirr. After this many unaffiliated cards being declined, the problems definitely with the lirr. At $5 more for an on train ticket purchase, this will quickly become the most expensive app you’ve ever downloaded. Don’t use it.
  • Buggy first try

    By RichiTunes
    This is what happens when a train company decides to make an app instead of hiring the right programmers or paying some smart consultants. The app is buggy. I won’t get into all of it. You can read all the bugs in others reviews. My biggest peeve is the app cannot remember my I.D and password. Which makes me wonder if it is stored secured. My password are not simple so it’s a chore to find it and plug it in. Simple feature. Remember my password. Can’t do it. Also as others noted. This isn’t a wallet. A wallet stores your purchases without any internet connection. Nope this app needs internet all the time to lookup our purchase which makes it slow an sometimes fail to find your purchase. Great for those monthly’s.
  • Disappointing

    By paper-is-better
    Bought a round trip ticket from penn station to Mets-Willets Point. Activated ticket just before boarding train in Penn Station but ticket wasn’t checked until I got off at willets point. When I pulled up the app to show attendant my ticket at the gate check, it was gone. Only the return ticket was available in the app and the attendant wouldn’t let me proceed until I activated the return ticket, which expired a short time later. I ended up having to buy another one way ticket to return to penn station. App design not consistent with the methodology of LLIR staff (checking ticket after the ride is over and the electronic ticket disappears). A paper ticket works better.
  • Good app with potential to be great

    By Vzwflipshot
    Works pretty well and much easier than waiting on a ticket machine. Ticket purchase process takes less than a minute with Apple Pay and is secure. Would love if the developers would intergrate the tickets into the Wallet app. It would improve efficiency for conductors while customer can quickly double tap the sleep wake to bring up the ticket instead of waiting on long app start up times. And can still remain secure to reduce fraud by adding the barcode into the wallet app.
  • Too slow to open

    By trtrtrt
    The application opens for more than a minute on iPhone 6.0!! All I need it to do it just open fast and show my monthly ticket! And ticket must be in first screen full size! Instead it is opening sooooo slooow!! It is trying to connect to some network, receive some stupid updates I never care, do something else I never asked it to do. Why is it to complicated to just open the picture, fast, and save my time - I don’t need to click open more time, I already have MONTHLY ticket and all I need to do is to show it! Please make my life easier and do not make me loose four hour of my life every year just waiting for this app to open!
  • Mistakenly activated peak ticket

    By nassauresident
    This app is convenient but has a seriously problematic UI. The icons for activating tickets are located too conveniently at the center & with it’s bright green color, it’s easy to overlook the peak/off peak indicators and tap at it by mistake. As one review has stated, it will save commuters lots of $ if the app prevents users from activating peak tickets during off-peak time. Also, there should be a confirmation message while activating tickets, just like with any other purchase! I imagine the profit from this user error to be marginal, so MTA should have enough incentive to make its app user friendly (hopefully).