Subway Countdown Clocks Arrive at East Broadway Station (But Aren’t on Yet)
It’s almost here…
Countdown clocks just arrived at the East Broadway subway station. The highly anticipated new equipment was installed above the platform within the last couple weeks, but not yet activated. This move, while expected, will certainly be a welcomed relief to beleaguered F train riders.
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota previously commited to the installation of the long-stalled technology (aka “Public Address Customer Information Screens”) in every station by the end of this year. The bold promise is part of the proposed $800 million overhaul of the transit system, first revealed in July to address the perfect storm of aging infrastructure, increased ridership, and lack of significant capital investment. (Other components include more transparency about delays and increased police presence in stations.
So, that basically gives the MTA three months to connect the countdown clocks throughout the whole system.
It sure took long enough, especially considering the L and IRT line have enjoyed this luxury for many years.