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August 10, 2017

1930s-era electrical system blamed for NYC subway woes

Associated Press

NEW YORK — The electricity that powers New York City's subway system is delivered via an aging, overburdened network of circuits and technology dating back to the 1930s. That's one reason why trains experienced 32,000 power-related delays over the past 12 months, according to state officials.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday promised that the system's power provider, Con Edison, is now working with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the subway system, on fixes and upgrades that will reduce delays substantially.

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