Saturday, August 1, 2015

A look at the gorgeous, antiquated technology running the NYC Subway


At more than 100 years old, the New York City subway is one of the oldest in the world. Most of it is run by equipment nearly as old.

In a video on its YouTube channel, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority provided a rare look behind the scenes at the New York City subway, highlighting the antiquated tech that powers it and detailing how the MTA is trying to improve it.

The video starts at the West 4th subway stop in Manhattan with a look at the interlocking machine that provides safe travel for subway cars. Wynton Habersham, vice president and chief officer of service delivery for the subway, says that the machine is reliable and safe, but it's 1930s technology Read more...

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