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Inside track: A walk inside the subway tunnel

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With all the recent talk about platform safety, transit operations and state budget, you are getting an unprecedented underground look at the subway system.

The MTA allowed PIX11 News Reporter Greg Mocker and Photographer Ken Pelzcar to participate in the MTA’s track certification program. Once a classroom course is completed in the morning, crews arrive on the platform and plan for the track walk.

Utility crews, MTA workers, NYPD officers and city representatives often participate in the lesson.

Watch part two as Mocker shows just how hard it is to get off the tracks and onto the platform.