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Signal issues responsible for 4 out of 5 subway rush hour delays in 2019: report

By Loulou Chryssides

According to a report conducted by Riders Alliance, signal problems were responsible for approximately 78% of rush hour commute delays. For those who may not be aware, a train’s signals assess and determine when trains are able to move along their respective routes.

When conducting the study, Riders Alliance looked into train service for the 253 workdays (excluding holidays), between the hours of 6AM-10AM, and concluded that signal problems affected train performance in 198 separate cases.

While last year’s findings were an improvement from 2018, Riders Alliance places the cause for the delays behind the signal issues on outdated technology. 

What are your thoughts? Have you experienced improved subway performance since 2018, or are rush hour signal problems still ruining your morning commute? Let us know below!

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