NYC Seeks To Expand Safety In Subway System After Series Of Deaths


A man walks up stairs after exiting a subway at a Manhattan station... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Adult,City,Death,Horizontal,Leaving,MTA,Manhattan - New York City,Men,Mode of Transport,New York City,New York City Subway,Station,Steps and Staircases,Subway,Subway Station,Subway Train,Train - Vehicle,Transportation,USA,WalkingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: A man walks up stairs after exiting a subway at a Manhattan station on January 29, 2013 in New York City. The city has been experiencing a rash of high-profile incidents involving individuals being hit by trains in suicides, accidents and people being pushed to their deaths. Lawmakers are planning to discuss the recent deaths while also seeking ideas for more safety on the tracks. The New York City subway system, with 468 stations in operation, is the most extensive public transportation system in the world. It is also one of the world's oldest public transit systems, with the first underground line of the subway opening on October 27, 1904. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)