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DEC 12, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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NYC testing systems to protect riders who fall on subway tracks

By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City transit officials have begun testing new technology that aims to guard against a rare but terrifying prospect for subway riders - tumbling into the path of an oncoming train. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials are installing four different "intrusion detection" systems at undisclosed locations along the city's roughly 660 miles of subway tracks, said MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz. For the city's 5.3 million weekday subway riders - many of whom brave shoulder-to-shoulder crowds on packed platforms during rush hours - the fear of ... Read More

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