A new fleet of ‘R211’ style trains arrives on the New York subway after five years
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MTA officials gathered in Upper Manhattan to celebrate the premier’s entrance New subway trains for fleet They have not been updated for more than five years.
The MTA placed 535 orders for R211a model trains, including 440 cars with “modern” features, 15 Staten Island Railway trains and 20 cars with an open gangway feature.
In February, the transport authority had organized a special preview event where journalists were given a ride on a train containing the newly designed cars.
“Gangway pilot wagons will also be opened in future It will allow customers with mobility devices or strollers to move around on the train like never beforeI’m excited to test drive these new cars,” said Quemuel Arroyo, director of accessibility for the MTA.
Current models Wide doors designed to speed up boarding and reduce time spent at stations.
“The new cars will provide our passengers with a more modern passenger experience, so riding the subway won’t be a step into the past,” said MTA President and CEO Janno Lieber.
“We are investing more than $6 billion in new trains Part of the MTA’s historic $55 billion capital plan, it’s not just for aesthetics, as these new railcars allow for more frequent service.
step, ABC 7 With 10% more space, the new cars are light and airy inside.
Additionally, Safety on board is enhanced with an extensive network of surveillance cameras, as there are dozens throughout the train, which can be monitored in real-time by conductors and drivers.