Travel delays are frustrating. On the consumer side, delays cause late days to work or missed flights. For engineers, travel delays mean low customer satisfaction, unexpected downtime and emergency repairs. Everyone has experienced a delay one way or another—especially when they travel via train.
In the state of New York alone, an estimated 1.8 billion people took the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last year. And in the single month of January, there were a total of 60,000 weekday subway delays, with 2,644 delays caused by faulty equipment.
What causes these delays? A main cause of railway delays is due to poor or faulty connections. Below we explain some common railway issues, and how you can correct them to avoid system downtime using the fastest, most reliable railway connections.