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Heineken campaign uses 'music' of the subway

Posted on June 18, 2015

NEW YORK — Musician James Murphy and beer maker Heineken is launching a campaign to make Murphy’s “subway symphony” on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) subway system a reality, Transportation Nation reported.

Murphy’s plan is to give each turnstile a unique sound, which he says could change the users experience from being a “nightmare” to a “beautiful time.” MTA officials, however, say the turnstiles’ beep serves a purpose for the visually-impaired and taking the more than 3,000 turnstiles out of service to tweak them would be difficult from a logistical perspective. For the full story, click here.

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