1-inch gap delays subway station opening

January 28, 2009 3:31:17 PM PST
The grand opening of New York City's first new subway station in 20 years is being delayed by an inch. Transit officials say the gap between the platform and the train at the $500 million South Ferry subway station is an inch too wide in some places, exceeding the three inch maximum allowed by federal regulations.

To fix the problem, authorities plan to install wider rubbing boards, a plastic strip that protects the platform edge from swaying trains, a three to four week job.


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