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New 7 Train Signal System Slowed Down By Flurries During Wednesday Morning Commute
New 7 Train Signal System Slowed Down By Flurries During Wednesday Morning Commute

Dec. 12, 2019 By Allie Griffin

The 7 train line’s expensive new signaling system was slowed down by a little slush Wednesday morning, causing the subway line to operate at reduced speeds and New York City Transit President Andy Byford to have some strong words for the outside vendor responsible.

NYCT Subways tweeted that 7 trains were running at slower speeds between 111st Street and Queensboro Plaza in both directions because of inclement weather at about 5:30 a.m. By about 11:30 a.m., service resumed its normal speeds, the agency said.

A year ago to the month, the entire 7 line’s signals were replaced with a new system known as Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC), which helps dispatchers know where trains are along the tracks more precisely than the old system.

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