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MTA Considering Upgrading Speakers In Old Subway Cars

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The MTA is looking for ways to upgrade the inaudible speaker systems in older subway cars. 

While there are many new subway cars with clear, automated announcements, there are still thousands with the old manually operated radios.

Spokesman Kevin Ortiz says they’re looking into ways to retrofit older cars with better speakers, specifically on the B, D, 1, 3 and 7 lines.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports: MTA Exploring Adding New Speaker Systems To Older Subway Cars

“By adding an integrated communication system that will provide customers who ride our older trains with the same on-board announcements heard on our new fleet of cars,” said Ortiz.

And those fancy visual displays too. Ortiz says they’re early in the process though and they’re not sure how much the whole thing will cost or where the money will come from.

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