To address surging ridership and lengthening subway delays, New York City’s transportation authority will put more workers and cameras on station platforms to help disperse crowds and speed up service.
The MTA will also paint “step aside” boxes onto subway platforms on the overcrowded No. 6 line, which shuttles riders along the city’s East Side. And several seconds will be sliced off the announcements that conductors make over subway loudspeakers in order to keep people moving more quickly in and out of trains.
The three lines with the worst wait problems — the 6, 7 and F trains — are being studied to determine how to improve service. Those lines will be inspected more frequently by subway workers to cut down on incidents that slow the whole system down.