MTA Increases Speed Limit on the 4/5 & 6 Lines

If this week’s commute along the 4, 5 and 6 line seem a bit faster through Manhattan, you’re not dreaming.

Last Friday the MTA began increasing the speed limits along different sections on the Lexington Avenue line stretching from The Bronx down to Canal Street according to amNY.

Around Union Square, amNY reports that speeds have been increased from 20mph to 28mph and near Canal it went from 20 to 25mph.

Typical scene at 149th Street and Grand Concourse on the northbound 4 platform. Maybe this will ease up with more frequent trains with increased speeds?

But the big question yet remains: Is it making a difference? Have you felt a difference when going through Manhattan?

Reports didn’t specify where in The Bronx the speeds have been increased but once we find out, we’ll let you know!

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.