Jan. 2, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
All stations along the 7 train line now have working countdown clocks, the last line through the entire subway system to roll out the displays.
Countdown clocks installed through the line’s 22 stations went live on Dec. 31, and tell riders, in minutes, when the next train is scheduled to arrive.
The last roll out completes the MTA’s plans to outfit all 472 stations in the subway system with real-time train arrival displays.
The MTA announced in July that countdown clocks would be arriving to the 7 line in December, along with several other lines still without the digital displays.
Arrival times can also be accessed by cell phone via the MTA’s SubwayTime app.
The first countdown clocks were installed in 2007 along the L line, and an accelerated effort was underway to bring the countdown clocks to all remaining stations by the end of 2017.
“Real-time arrival information is no longer just a nice amenity to have – it’s a necessity at a time when our customers are accustomed to having access to information in their hands almost immediately,” said MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota in November 2017, when countdown clocks on the D, F, J, and Z lines went live.
“This is just one of many improvements we’re making to ensure that our customers are getting the clearest, most up-to-date information about their commute.”