Digital Countdown Clocks Expanding in NYC Subways, Buses

NEW YORK (AP) -
A countdown clock at a bus stop in Staten Island. (Flickr)
A countdown clock at a bus stop in Staten Island. (Flickr)

More digital countdown clocks and information screens are coming to New York City’s lettered subway lines and buses.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the countdown clocks will be tested over 90 days in eight stations along the N, Q and R lines. The plan is to eventually expand the program to all 269 lettered line stations. Countdown clocks already serve 176 stations.

The MTA also is conducting a pilot program on digital information screens on 131 buses. Ultimately, the screens will be installed on all 3,600 buses.