Four BX subway token booths are now closed
Starting Sunday, subway riders in four Bronx stations will be without token booth collectors. The MTA closed 45 part-time token booths throughout the five boroughs, in an attempt to save $2.3 million each year.
Without the token booths, many Bronx residents are concerned for their safety. The MTA says subway safety is the responsibility of the police.
In the Bronx, the four affected stations are:
Bedford Park Boulevard station on the D-line Fordham Road station 167th Street stops all along the Grand ConcourseThe station on Pelham Parkway and White Planes Road
By the end of the year a total of 62 token booths will be shut down, although no workers will lose their jobs.
The two other token booths scheduled to shut down in the Bronx are the Number 2-line in East Tremont and the Number 4-line on East 149th Street and the Grand Concourse. The MTA says those booths should be shut down by the end of the year.