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Musician aims to make fare collection 'beep' sound more pleasant

Posted on February 26, 2014

NEW YORK — The Wall Street Journal reported James Murphy, frontman of the now-defunct LCD Soundsystem, has launched Subway Symphony, a proposed project intended to replace the “unpleasant beep” heard when riders swipe their MetroCard  with a more soothing sound. Each subway station would get its own sound.

Murphy has been working on his alternative sounds for the past 15 years. He is a “subway geek” who is “generally happy” with New York’s subway service.

MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg told the paper that while the plan “is a very cool idea,” it may be costly and time-consuming to put into practice. For the full story, click here.

Murphy is petitioning the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to let him complete the project, according to The Wire. For the full story, click here.

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