By Nina Mandell
Straphangers can stop checking their watches at six stations on the A and C Line where snazzy new digital signs will help impatient passengers countdown the minutes.
The MTA debuted digital signs that alert riders on how many minutes there are until their train arrives, similar to those that have lined the L line since 2007. They are also available at five stops with the technology in the Bronx on the 6 Line.
"This is another part of the initiative to offer real time train arrival information to our customers, but here we are going about it in a different manner using existing infrastructure rather than waiting for the installation of an entirely new communications system," NYC Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast said in a statement.
The signs also have the ability to alert passengers about service delays or emergency situations.