NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Long Island Rail Road is rolling out a new schedule and new technology to help riders find seats on trains.
The railroad is installing digital displays that will use a color-coded system to tell riders the crowd conditions of each car of an approaching train.READ MORE: Driver Arrested After Car Slams Into Scaffolding On East Side
The screens will also show where people are standing on the platform in relation to potentially empty seats.
“Customers standing on the platforms can simply look up and see that loading information for an incoming train, and they can move along the platform whichever they’d like to get to a less crowded car,” LIRR President Phillip Eng said.READ MORE: DMX Dies At Age 50 After Days On Life Support At White Plains Hospital
The LIRR Train Time app will also show the number of passengers in each car of every train.
The railroad has also posted new service time tables that go into effect on Monday. The LIRR says it’s restoring service to about 80% of pre-pandemic levels.MORE NEWS: Undocumented Workers In New York State Now Eligible For Pandemic Relief, $2.1 Billion In Aid Set Aside In State Budget
To view the new schedule, visit web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable.