As New Yorkers, the one thing that we can all agree on is that we hate everything about MTA. We hate waiting, we hate the rats, and we definitely hate the price for monthly metro cards.

But it's 2017, and we are SO tired of guessing when the train will be arriving. Well, the MTA has finally decided to add countdown clocks to all lettered train stations (finally).

The authority has refined its plan to roll out the countdown clocks on all of the system's lettered lines, which follows a successful pilot program that brought the timers to N, Q, and R stations last year. 

Currently, just 179 of the 472 subway stations in NYC have countdown clocks, and the only lettered line that features the technology is the L.

According to TimeOut NY,  this plan doesn't have a set date yet, but hopefully the MTA decides to go through with it.

The MTA has also installed WiFi and better cell phone service underground, making our time underground a little better and safer as we wait for the train.


That's a pretty big upgrade TBH, since now, anyone that might be harmed or attacked will be able to call for help, even in the dark subway.

Apparently, it'll be a while before the countdown clocks actually start being installed, but we're tentatively excited they're talking about them at all.

For now, we'll just have to wait around and count how many rats go by before the train decides to show up.

[via TimeOut NY] [Feature Image Courtesy TimeOut NY]