August 15, 2012

MBTA debuts rail countdown signs

Photo courtesy MBTA

Photo courtesy MBTA
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority debuted long-awaited countdown signs on Wednesday telling riders when the next trains will roll into South Station, the start of a pilot program that could be extended to all 51 Red, Orange, and Blue Line stations by the end of the year, reported The Boston Globe.

The arrival times appear on LED signs that have hung above platforms and in station lobbies since 2007, but that until now have displayed only the date, time, and announcements.

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