Some transit workers are set to be equipped with smart phones as part of the MTA's effort to cut into subway delays.

More than 200 iPhones will be distributed to E train conductors and platform crowd control workers, who can then pass that information to riders.

The MTA said the phones will allow workers to get text messages from the Rail Control Center that detail delays, how long they are expected to last. and service alternatives.

In a statement, MTA spokesman Jon Weinstein said, "Providing clearer, more timely information for customers is an essential piece of the Subway Action Plan. We're focused on better customer service and through this pilot we'll be able to convey real-time information quickly to our staff who can better inform our passengers about service."

The employees are expected to have the phones by the end of this week, and they will be barred from personal use.