Transit Union Urging Subway Operators To Slow Down


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Subway operators are being urged to slow down as they enter stations in the wake of two recent incidents where riders were pushed in front of oncoming trains.

Fliers were distributed last week by the Transport Workers Union Local 100 asking train operators to “enter every station as if there is a pair of yellow lanterns at the entrance.”

But the MTA fears the union’s subway slowdown could create more danger.

“Some of the actions they are recommending, if implemented, would result in even more hazardous conditions due to overcrowding on platforms and onboard trains,” the agency said in a statement. “There are other, more effective ways of making the system safer than slowing down train service and we are committed to working towards them.”

(Source: WCBSTV)