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Old Posted Jan 22, 2020, 4:33 PM
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open gangway trains are finally on the way.

Open-gangway subway trains a ‘departure’ from traditional NYC rolling-stock
Mark Hallum

The MTA is preparing to introduce a whole new breed of subway trains the agency says will make alleviate some crowding for New Yorkers.

After awarding a $1.4 billion contract to Kawasaki Rail Car Inc., New York City Transit announced that 535 of the R211 cars will be brought into service in 2020 and 2021.

Next year, commuters will get wider doors and open-gangways on trains, which the MTA says will give people more room to get on and off the car as well as more room to stand. The open-gangways will be in service in 2021, according to the MTA.


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