The authority also had to develop a design and software that was tailored to New York’s subway.
A modern system, known as communications-based train control, or C. The L line began using computerized signals in 2009 after about a decade of work. 7, should have received new signals last year, but the project was delayed until the end of this year. It requires installing transponders every 500 feet on the tracks, along with radios and zone controllers, and buying new trains or upgrading them with onboard computers, radios and speed sensors.Worsening subway service is one of the many infrastructure challenges confronting the region, including recent commuting upheavals at Pennsylvania Station in New York. New York’s quest to install the new system began in 1991, after a subway derailment at Union Square in Manhattan killed five people.Amtrak, which owns the station, plans to close several tracks for repairs that will disrupt service this summer on New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road, two of the nation’s busiest commuter railroads. The train operator was speeding after he had been drinking.State and city leaders feuded over the agency’s current capital plan for a year, and the agency still does not know how Mr.Cuomo will finance much of the billion he committed toward the pared-down .5 billion five-year plan.
At a subway station deep under Manhattan, a dingy room is filled with rows of antique equipment built before World War II.