Broadway-Lafayette Station Receives Countdown Clocks

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Superstation improvements are slowly rolling out to the public at the Broadway-Lafayette subway stop. While the Houston Headache continues unabated at street level, there’s some progress down under that’ll make even the most bitter straphangers pretty happy.

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Within the last couple days, the MTA unveiled new Public Address Customer Information Screens (PA/CIS), or “countdown clocks” to us plebs, at the station entry points. In a slight departure from precedent, the Light-Bright-esque displays inform riders of the oncoming trains before even passing through the turnstile. Finally. The new screens actually arrived over a month ago, but were just turned on.

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The MTA hopes to have 152 stations citywide online by the end of the year.  A pipe dream?  Meanwhile, we’re with Second Avenue Sagas Notes: “The countdown clocks might make our waits more tolerable, but knowing where a train is at what time would revolutionize trip planning across the city.”

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