NYC Subway Stations Opening to Cellphone Coverage

NEW YORK (AP) -

Wireless cellphone coverage will be present across all underground subway stations in New York City beginning on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced, adding that it is a full year ahead of schedule.

Wi-Fi has also been installed in underground stations a full two years ahead of schedule. Cuomo says “we are reimagining our subway stations to meet the needs of the next generation.”

The effort is part of the MTA’s $27 billion plan to upgrade subway cars, buses, stations and control technology.