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NYC Transit increases speed on more subway locations


MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) announced early this week that subway speed limits have increased at more than 20 new locations since late January as part of the transit authority’s campaign to safely speed up trains.

As part of the “Save Safe Seconds” campaign, an agency safety committee has approved increases to speed limits at more than 100 locations, and the agency has implemented more than 50 of them, NYCT officials said in a press release.

More than 20 new locations have received speed limit increases since the NYCT's last announcement in January.

When implemented throughout the entire system, the speed limit increases will manifest as “tangible, noticeable improvements to commute times for many subway users," NYCT officials said.

Assembled in 2018, the Subway Performance Evaluation, Education and Development Unit (SPEED) conducts tests to determine whether track segments can support higher speeds than currently permitted without compromising safety or passenger comfort.

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