Digital Clocks Coming to Subway Stations Soon

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Furtive glances down darkened subway tunnels may be a thing of the past, now that the MTA has set a timeline for installing countdown clocks. They'll display how long until the next train arrives. The authority says more than 150 stations, along the numbered lines will have clocks up and running by December 2010. But the authority doesn't have a schedule for when the system will be fully equipped.

The L train has had a clock informing straphangers about train arrivals since 2007 when the technology debuted.