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December 1, 2017

24-hour subway service may end in NYC

  • Subway delays have soared in recent years partly because upgrading decades-old equipment is difficult on tracks that always are humming with activity 24/7.
    Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Shut down the subway overnight in the city that never sleeps?

    That was among the recommendations made Thursday by an influential think tank, which proposed ending New York City's vaunted 24-hour subway service as a way to help save a public transit system groaning with age and in dire need of costly upgrades more easily performed on silent tracks in the dead of night.

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