Metro North attendance at the height of the pandemic was down 95% after Labor Day.
That number has fallen to 77%, meaning that less than a third of the nearly 300,000 runners per day, 86 million per year before COVID-19, are back.
This comes despite new and improved measures like a pilot program introducing a one-of-a-kind filtration system that kills all germs and viruses.
This filtration system has three parts and circulates the air in the cabin every three minutes, and they say it will kill not only COVID-19, but also flu and colds long after the pandemic.
Right now, it’s being tested in two Metro North subway cars, but after the first one of the year, the program will eventually expand to all Metro North trains that cost more than $ 10 million.
After that, the subways and the Long Island railroad.
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