If you live in Hong Kong, travel by the MTR and own a smartphone – there’s a 9 in 10 chance that you already have the official MTR Mobile on your phone. But you don’t really use it, right? Because you already know your route by heart. Right down to which part of the station to get on and off at.
However, if you’re headed for a meeting and don’t want to waste time traversing an entire station to get to the desired exit, what you need is the StandWhere app! The StandWhere app provides you with the optimum walking route to get in and out of the MTR, down to the door you should enter a particular car from (each car has 5 doors, by the way). All this information is available within 6 taps.
Tap 1: Launch the App
Tap 2 & 3: Select the Origin Station
Tap 4 & 5: Select the Destination Station
Tap 6: Tap StandWhere
You could even select which method of getting off the station you prefer – the escalators, the stairs or the elevator.
What is more, if you fed in a route that includes a train change, the app tells you which car you should be in so that you’re on the other train within 25 steps (I counted, yes).
The clincher is that the app is free and works without an internet connection. While the app is unavailable for Android, you can download the app for your iPhones from iTunes.