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New T Countdown Clocks Slated for Malden

The MBTA’s new general manager greeted T riders Monday morning and announced new countdown clocks at Oak Grove and Malden Center stations by early 2013

Several T stations got new countdown clocks on the same day the MBTA announced its new general manager.

MBTA General Manager and Rail & Transit Administrator for MassDOT Beverly Scott greeted riders on the Blue Line platform at State Station and on the Orange Line to Chinatown Station Monday morning, while the T put online countdown clocks at 24 stations, according to an MBTA press statement.

There are now 190 clocks at 30 MBTA stations, with a majority of them servicing the Red, Orange and Blue lines, according to the statement. The clocks inform customers how long it will be before the next train arrives at a given stop.

Clocks are currently on the at the Community College and Sullivan Square stations. They're tentatively scheduled to be in place at Malden Center and Oak Grove in the first three months of 2013.

"I am thrilled to begin work with the MBTA today," Scott said in the statement. "I know the T is a vital part of many peoples’ lives and I’m honored to be a part of its leadership team. I’m looking forward to getting to know our customers and helping improve their experience with us."

Hitchcock December 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Who the hell needs a countdown clock at the T.... DUMBEST waste of money thats why the T is underwater. Gross.
Tracy January 03, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Agreed how about more T security and renovating the facility it's a dump with no control.

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