MTA Speeds Up Subway Service During Pandemic Ridership Drop

The MTA says the drop in subway ridership during the pandemic allowed trains to pick up speed.

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- The MTA says the drop in subway ridership during the pandemic allowed trains to pick up speed.

In 2020, the agency says workers were able to install more than 900 new digital timers on track signals, and more than 150 aging or faulty signals were fixed. Nearly 300 speed limits were increased, in some cases, nearly doubling old limits.

The MTA also says trains stopped for too long at stations was among the biggest reasons slowing service down.