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MTA reports rise in people hit by trains

Monday, March 26, 2012

A disturbing trend is taking shape in New York City subways. More people are getting hit by trains.

According to MTA safety figures, trains hit subway commuters 147 times in 2011. 50 of them were killed. That's up 15-percent over the 128 struck in 2010.

The figure means that every 2.5 days a rider is struck by a train, according to the report on customer safety discussed at the MTA's Transit Committee on Monday.

Despite the jump in people struck by trains, the MTA's report on safety shows improvement in other areas. Overall subway customer injuries though totaled 4,783 in 2011 compared to nearly 5,000 in 2010.


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