MTA Unveils Prototype of New Subway Car Set to Hit System in 2020
Dec 1, 2017
Published Nov 30, 2017 at 4:32 PM | Updated at 10:59 AM EST on Dec 1, 2017
The MTA is showing off a prototype of its newest class of subway cars. The A line train on display at the Hudson Yards station sits in stark contrast to some of the old R32 subway cars in operation on the line today. The sleek, new model was created with an eye towards easing congestion and speeding up the city's subway system; the car has wider doors, clearer signage and open gangways, among other features. Riders can tour the new subway car at the 7 line’s Hudson Yards station on Manhattan’s West Side from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6. It’s open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The MTA is seeking feedback from the public, which will be shared with the car's designers. "Ultimately, our customers will be riding these cars each day and their input is very important," MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said.