BK councilman fights MTA robotrain plan

A Brooklyn councilman is trying to put the brakes on a robotrain plan on the L line. The MTA is testing trains controlled by robots

BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn councilman is trying to put the brakes on a robotrain plan on the L line.

The MTA is testing trains controlled by robots from Brooklyn to Manhattan, but Councilman Charles Barron calls the computer-operated trains dangerous and dysfunctional.

Officials say that even with the robots, there are still human conductors aboard the trains.

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