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MTA Planning Major Service Changes In 2012

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MTA / 7 Train (credit: AP)

MTA / 7 Train (credit: AP)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Next year doesn’t look good for straphangers.

The Daily News is reporting that, starting in 2012, the MTA plans to periodically shut down a subway line through most of Manhattan—and possibly all the way to Brooklyn—to conduct inspections, fix problems and replace equipment.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

The closures would happen every three months and last for up to four weeknights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The MTA expects the “all hands on deck” approach to reduce costs while increasing safety. In the past decade, 10 people have been killed in subway work.

With the closures, workers will not have to contend with passenger trains in service coming down the same track or an adjacent track.

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