Subway Countdown Clocks Knocked Out By Excessive Summer Heat

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Count the MTA’s subway countdown clocks as yet another casualty of the sweltering New York City heat.

The clocks have not been working in about a dozen subway stations.

The transit agency says that the clocks, which indicate when the next trains will arrive at the station, are run by equipment in communications rooms that can get extremely hot.

NYC Transit Program Manager Mark Bienstock told 1010 WINS that for the next few days, the clocks “will not be working the way we want them to work.”

Bienstock said workers were installing cooling systems to “alleviate the heat conditions in those communications rooms and restore service.”

“I can understand why people are not entirely pleased at certain stations are not working the way we want them to work,” he said.

The agency hopes to resolve the problem by installing air conditioning units and additional ventilation fans.

  • rrr

    another feather in walder’s cap….another line for his resume. what a legacy….what an innovator…. I have my own countdown clock to his departure. And please, Jay, take Helena with you!

  • rocky

    IF its not City time its the Great MTA clocks that are making headlines more wasted money there never on time anyway they should have them on the buse especially the B61 in RED HOOK Brooklyn

  • Joe Mama

    And guess where the heat from those cooling systems will go…
    right into the subway station.

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