MTA kicks off leaf-fighting season to prevent track ‘slip slide’

Posted On Tue, October 24, 2017 By

Posted On Tue, October 24, 2017 By In From Our Partners

Autumn in New York is one of the most majestic times of year—until those beautiful leaves you’re peeping fall on train tracks. So while we’re all oohing and ahhing over the changing trees, the MTA’s leaf-fighting season is in full swing, just in time for the wet weather on the horizon for Tuesday. Crews from the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and Staten Island Railway are deploying work trains that will spray water to clear tracks of leaves that could leave behind slime that, once crushed by a passing train, could cause a dangerous, slippery condition known as “slip slide”—and service delays or worse.

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