NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The MTA says the drop in subway ridership during the pandemic allowed trains to pick up speed.
The agency says in 2020, workers were able to install more than 900 new digital timers on track signals.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
More than 150 aging or faulty signals were fixed.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
Nearly 300 speed limits were increased, in some cases nearly doubling old limits.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
The MTA also says trains being stopped at stations for too long was one of the leading causes of slower service.