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New NY Transit chief rides subway to work on his first day, vows to fix ageing system

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Mr Byford, who has never owned a car, says he is considering aggressive steps to improve New York City's subway, including shutting down lines for long periods of time to speed up repairs, as well as overhauling management. He most recently served as CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission.

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LIKE countless others headed to work on Tuesday morning, Andy Byford stood wearing a backpack on a crowded subway platform at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan waiting for a No 4 train to arrive. In a clear sign that he was not a native New Yorker, he politely stepped aside to

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