New York City Transit countdown clocks total 100

Posted on December 22, 2010

[IMAGE]NYCT-countdown-clock3-2.jpg[/IMAGE]Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) New York City Transit have now activated 100 countdown clocks along its numbered rail lines to help subway customers benefit from knowing exactly when their train will arrive.

The important milestone exceeds the MTA's original goal to get 75 stations online by the end of the year. A similar project to activate informational signs continues to progress along the lettered lines as well.

Customers using Manhattan's Houston Street Station on the No. 1 Line are the latest to receive up-to-the-minute next train information that takes the guesswork out of how long the wait time will be. The ambitious project to install Public Address/Customer Information Screens (PA/CIS), more popularly referred to as Countdown Clocks, in the system's stations is changing the habits of subway riders every day, according to the MTA.

"For years, transit riders in other cities around the world have been looking at digital signs to know when the next bus or train is coming," said MTA Chairman/CEO Jay H. Walder. "But in New York, we were left peering down a subway platform looking for headlights. We're changing that and improving our customers' experience one station at a time."

[IMAGE]NYCT-countdown-clock2-2.jpg[/IMAGE]The information distributed through the PA/CIS system originates from NYC Transit's Rail Control Center. From there, customer service agents provide subway riders with up-to-date service status either as audio, visual or synchronized audio and visual information.

The PA/CIS system, which is being rolled out along the numbered lines, is a major component of the MTA's effort to substantially upgrade customer communications across the entire network. Providing train arrival messages both visually and by audio, allows customers to be kept fully informed of regular service, delays or emergency situations, should they arise.


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